Research higher degrees

The Masters in Science by Research (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs provide opportunities for research in both clinical and community settings with a focus on current issues in nursing, midwifery and a range of fields related to health care.

Students benefit from working within an established research setting, supported by experienced academic supervisors with international reputations in their fields.

A vibrant RHD student community exists to share knowledge, encouragement and academic discussion with their peers.

Nursing & Midwifery established its internationally-profiled RHD program in 1994.



Doctor of Philosophy

A PhD will provide you with the opportunity to make a substantial, original and independent research contribution to the knowledge or understanding of current issues in nursing, midwifery and health care.

Current students and graduates conduct and collaborate in research that responds to regional, national and international priorities. They also provide leadership in teaching roles across the health care and tertiary education landscapes.

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Masters in Science by Research

This masters degree prepares you for a career in research and the health care industry.

Leading to the completion of a thesis, the degree’s objective is to train you in advanced research techniques and the critical evaluation and application of methodology.

A masters degree provides an ideal pathway between undergraduate study and a doctoral degree.

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How to apply

  1. Find a supervisor
    • Before submitting an application for enrolment, contact the Associate Dean (Higher Degree Programs) Dr Lindy King (pictured above).
    • Email a copy of your:
      • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
      • Honours or masters degree program academic transcripts
      • English language tests (if relevant)
      • Research proposal
    • Review the list of potential supervisors and their research interests. Dr King will assist you to identify academics that could be your potential supervisors.
  2. Application process
  3. Search for funding