In the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Research Higher Degrees are managed by the Research Higher Degrees Coordinator and the Faculty Research Higher Degrees Committee. This Committee comprises representatives from across the Faculty's Schools and Departments. Research Higher Degrees are an important component of the Faculty's activities.

Research Higher Degrees

The Faculty offers Masters and PhD degrees and provides support for research postgraduate students within each School. At the same time the Faculty aims to maintain interdisciplinary links between diverse research areas. The Faculty encourages students to participate in the wide range of academic discourse that characterises the Faculty.

Australian nationals will find information on how to apply for a research higher degree here. International students should refer to the International Centre website.

Higher degrees in the Faculty of Education, Humanities, and Law are research-based. Each degree requires a thesis. A thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy should be a minimum of 70,000 words and a maximum of 100,000 words. For Masters a minimum of 35,000 words and a maximum of 50,000. This excludes footnotes, bibliography, tables and appendices.

A PhD is 4 years full-time and 8 years part-time and Masters degrees are 2 years full-time and 4 years part-time.

General Enquiries: Research Higher Degrees Coordinator, Ms Sally Mathews, 8201 3590, Room 4.09 Education Building,