Course Information


Research Study

Master Degree

There are three types of Master Degree programs in Australia:

  • coursework;
  • research; and
  • professional.

Most Master degrees require two years of full time study after a three year Bachelor Degree or one year of full time study after a Bachelor Honours Degree or four year (or longer) Bachelor Degree.

The research Master Degree program is at least two thirds research with a substantial thesis which is externally examined. It normally requires a minimum of one year of full time study. The research Master Degree often leads to a Doctoral program.

Doctoral Degree

There are three types of Doctoral Degree programs in Australia:

  • Research Doctorate;
  • Professional Doctorate; and
  • Higher Doctorate.

A typical program requires three to four years of full time study. Students are expected to make a substantial original contribution to knowledge in the form of new knowledge or significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge.

Research Doctorates are supervised research and an original thesis. The thesis is usually examined by two or three expert academics, at least two of which must be external.

(Source: Australian Education International, Country Education Profiles, Australia 2008, pp9-10)

2010 Endeavour Cheung Kong Research Fellowships

The Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships provide financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from participating Asian countries to undertake short-term research, in any field of study, in Australia.

Study Level - Research towards a Masters Degree or PhD in home country or postdoctoral research
Award Duration – 4-6 months
Total Award Value - $23,500

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2010 Endeavour Research Fellowships

The Endeavour Research Fellowships provide financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from participating countries to undertake short-term research, in any field of study, in Australia.

Study Level - Research towards a Masters Degree or PhD in home country or postdoctoral research
Award Duration – 4-6 months
Total Award Value - $23,500

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Ministries of Education

Overseas students are encouraged to contact their local Ministry of Education regarding scholarship provision for overseas study and research.

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