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Higher Degrees Research

Southern Cross University is a research intensive university that undertakes research of national and international significance. The University draws upon local resources and opportunities, striving to make a significant contribution to its specific region and the international community.

The University offers a wide range of postgraduate research degrees through the Graduate School including Masters by Thesis and PhDs. Higher Degrees Research is available as time-based study that does not require a coursework component. Candidates select a research topic with relevance to personal or professional interests within the University's research capabilities, and are provided with supervision from at least two SCU research-productive academics.

SCU provide dedicated support to Higher Degree Research candidates across the complete academic cycle of their candidature including recruitment, supervision selection and arrangements, candidate progress, and examination, to establish a quality experience. Administrative support for matters relating to grand applications, research agreements, and research ethics is also provided to postgraduate students and staff.

For more information about higher degrees research for international students and the application process, visit the Graduate School.