1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Exempt under RTP (more)
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
Trimester 1 2023
Monday, 2 January 2023
You can apply directly to Griffith University for entry into this program. To begin your application, add this program to your shortlist.
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Trimester 1, 2023
Orientation commences Monday, 27 February 2023
Monday, 2 January 2023.
Check the eligibility requirements in the sections on this webpage.
To be eligible for admission to this program, a student must fulfil the following criteria:
In addition to the academic qualifications required for candidature as described above, the following criteria needs to be satisfied:
Applicants are required to find a suitable supervisor and have their research project approved. Applicants are advised to contact the relevant Pathway Advisor who will provide assistance in finding a suitable supervisor and developing a research proposal. Those nominating a supervisor who is not a Griffith University staff member in the supervising pathway must arrange a co-supervisor from within the selected pathway (i.e. Medical Science, Medicine, Pharmacy).
Applicants to this program are not eligible to apply for a Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS) or Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
The following University policy will apply to Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs:
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.
Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.
To prepare for completing your application online, you will need to:
More detail on each of the above preparation steps including what to feature in your Research Proposal or CV and how to find a supervisor are outlined on the Research Study - How to apply website.
Once you are ready to apply, you can add this program to your shortlist at the top of this page or apply for this program now (a maximum of three preferences is allowed).
Griffith will assess your first preference and will only assess subsequent preferences if you are not successful.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent an email about how to track your application.
For a full list of your incomplete or submitted applications, please view your application list.
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.
All Higher Degree Research (HDR) applicants are expected to have reached an appropriate level of proficiency in English. International applicants must provide documentary evidence of their English Language Proficiency (ELP). Further, there may be occasions when a Head of Element or Dean feels it is appropriate to seek confirmation of ELP from applicants for whom there is no formal requirement to provide evidence of ELP (for example, Australian citizens or applicants with permanent resident status whose tertiary studies were not conducted in English or International applicants who have undertaken some studies in English). Full documentary evidence in support of English proficiency must be submitted with applications for candidature.
The minimum English Language proficiency requirements for applicants to Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs are as follows:
English test results must be no more than two years old at the time of application.
Applicants should be aware that these test scores are the minimum scores required by Griffith University for most disciplinary areas and that some elements may require higher levels of proficiency.
An applicant may be exempted from the requirement to provide an ELP test score if the applicant's tertiary level studies were completed within the specified timeframe and in one of the countries listed in Schedule A: English Language Qualifications accepted by Griffith University for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Higher Degree Research Admission.
An applicant may also be exempted from the requirement to provide an ELP test score if the applicant has completed at least two years full-time work experience in an English speaking professional work environment or has successfully completed the Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) Direct Entry Program (DEP) in accordance with the requirements as specified in Schedule A: English Language Qualifications accepted by Griffith University for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Higher Degree Research Admission.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) is not available for Domestic students.