Research students

A research degree from Murdoch enables you to work with top academics in your field and complete a major thesis through independent research of a subject that you’re passionate about.


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The benefits of research study

  • Challenge yourself – explore a new area of knowledge and challenge completely different research methods, or extend research already undertaken.
  • Work with world leading researchers – you will learn and apply advanced research methodologies to produce new knowledge and provide solutions to challenges within your discipline area, under supervision of world-class academics and researchers.
  • Make a difference – follow that burning desire you hold to make a difference in a specific field and your findings may be published, presented and have a positive impact on the world.
  • Increase your career opportunities – your research project will allow you to develop a new specialisation, academic field and pursue future career prospects.
  • Solve a real-world problem – discover new methods, understandings and techniques, and make a difference to society.
  • Become an expert – completing a research degree means becoming an expert in your field. It’s your opportunity to take a topic that interests you, explore it in depth, tackle intellectual, creative and practical challenges, and communicate your findings.
  • Be rewarded – Murdoch awards over $2.5 million in scholarships each year.
  • Study in Perth – renowned for its magnificent weather, pristine beaches and close ties to the booming Asian economies, Western Australia is an attractive place to live, work and study.

Choose from a wide range of research degrees to suit your background.

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