Domestic candidates

For admission to a research higher degree program, you normally need an Honours Class 1 or 2A degree or equivalent, although other qualifications may be considered.

Admission to a PhD is possible if you have an undergraduate degree with Honours class 1 or 2A from Flinders University or if you have qualifications deemed by the Board of the appropriate faculty to be at least equivalent, provided that the Board approves your program of studies.

Alternate pathways for admission into a PhD include a Flinders Doctor of Medicine with a minimum credit average or a Masters by Coursework degree including a research component of at least 18 units (or equivalent unit value from another institution) with an average grade of Distinction or better for the research component, or a significant number of research publications, or a Masters by Research.

Note that Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology), Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Public Health have additional entry requirements outlined on the application form.

International candidates

For admission to a research higher degree program, you normally need an Honours Class 1 or 2A degree or equivalent, although other qualifications may be considered.

In addition, international candidates need to meet the required English language proficiency requirements.

Direct entry into a PhD is also dependent on the strength of your research background and you may be required to undertake a qualifying program if your research profile is not considered sufficient.

As part of your student visa requirements, you normally need to study full-time.

Additional admission requirements for some applications

Applicants for the following courses, please note:

Pathway to research higher degree study

If you don't meet the above eligibility requirements you may be able to study a Graduate Diploma in Research Methods. This will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of, and skills in, research methods for your chosen discipline area as a pathway to research higher degree study.

More information

If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, please contact the Research Higher Degree Administrator in the faculty appropriate to your research area.