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Higher Degree by Research

Internet Studies is transdisciplinary – students come to us with a variety of skills, interests and knowledge and we help them craft specific project to meet the exacting standards of research study.

As a research student, you are one of the most valued members of the broader Internet Studies community at Curtin University. Your work is setting new research agendas and discovering new ways for us to think about and use the Internet.

There are three ways in which you can conduct research studies with us, as explained below.

Three ways to study Internet Communications at a research level with Curtin

Study a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A PhD requires an intensive, original long-term (three or more year) investigation of a specific problem, resulting in production of a 100,000 word thesis. Like most other Australian and British doctorates, this degree has no coursework. A doctoral qualification is highly regarded and shows clear evidence of a successful candidate’s capacity for high-level academic and applied research.
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Study a Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil is particularly suited to applied research projects undertaken in the context of ongoing employment. It also provides an opportunity to develop research methods abilities. A creative MPhil is also available, enabling students to undertake expressive and exploratory work in aesthetics concerning digital networked media.
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Study an Honours Degree

Students with a three-year bachelor’s degree in Internet Studies or a similar discipline within the social sciences, media, or humanities are eligible to apply for entry to the BA (Internet Studies) Honours degree. This one-year degree comprises advanced coursework and a major research project, or a creative or professional project. An honours degree is an excellent qualification by which to gain entry to a doctoral program or as a more advanced, career enhancing move at the end of your undergraduate degree.
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