Generally, to apply for HDR entry you need a university degree including a postgraduate qualification with a significant research component. However, entry criteria vary between HDR courses so you must review the specific admission requirements for your chosen HDR: Check the Course rules.
For a PhD, you normally need an Australian Honours degree Class 1 or 2A or equivalent qualification (at least AQF Level 8), including a research component of at least 6 months’ full-time study achieving Distinction (75%) OR including evidence of equivalent research experience, such as a substantial first-author refereed publication or track record as an investigator on a competitive grant.
Direct entry into a PhD is dependent on the strength of your research background. Applicants may be offered enrolment into a Master by Research with an opportunity to transfer to a PhD if appropriate progress is demonstrated.
If you hold specific international qualifications and you require advice about whether they meet the academic entry requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t meet the HDR academic entry requirements, consider applying for a Flinders Graduate Diploma in Research Methods.
This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of, and skills in, research methods for your chosen discipline area as a pathway to HDR study.
Applicants to the following courses, please note: