Postgraduate Research Degrees
Apply your theory-driven research to the real world
Whether you’re an aspiring academic, seeking a competitive edge in your career or want to explore your passion, a PhD or master's research can make the difference.
Types of Research Degrees
- A master’s degree by research is the second-highest qualification on the World Academia Qualifications Framework
- Gateway to study at PhD level
- Usually one to two years full-time or two to four years part-time
- Awarded on the basis of a supervised thesis, which makes a substantial contribution to knowledge of the subject concerned.
- A PhD is the premier research award and the highest qualification the World Academia Qualifications Framework
- Comprises independent research and writing on an approved topic toward a thesis for examination
- May be undertaken in all faculties and divisions, or across disciplines
- Usually three years full time or six years of part-time study.
- A professional doctorate allows candidates to pursue rigorous scholarship alongside advancing their practice in many fields
- Usually three to four years full-time or six to eight years of part-time study