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Higher degrees by research

Contribute to new knowledge and become an expert in your field.

Curtin offers several higher degrees by research (HDRs) in the humanities. Through these degrees, you can carry out independent research under the guidance of one of our expert thesis supervisors.

Our research degrees

We also offer postgraduate coursework options, including graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master degrees.

What topic can I research?

Before applying to study a HDR, you are encouraged to have a proposed research topic in mind that relates to one of our 12 research themes. For those interested in studying one of our discipline-specific doctorates, please choose a theme relevant to that degree.

Once you have a topic in mind, you will need to find a supervisor in that area to oversee your study. Our register of supervisors can help you identify the right academic.

Applying to study a HDR

Curtin’s Graduate Research School manages the application process for all our HDRs. We recommend following their 5 steps to applying for a HDR, which provides information for international and domestic students, including fees and financial support.

Search our postgrad course options