You can choose to undertake a research degree at the University of Newcastle after completing an Australian honours degree or equivalent prior research learning.
For international students, a 4-year Bachelor degree including a research training component attained at a high standard, is commonly considered equivalent to an Australian Honours degree. Additional postgraduate research training such as that provided by a Masters degree may also be considered.
The University assesses all applications on a case-by-case basis; you should contact email@example.com if you have any questions concerning your eligibility.
There are two important aims for research degrees:
- Complete a carefully supervised research program that represents a significant contribution to a particular field of study
- Receive training in research skills specific to your field of study
We strongly recommend that you contact potential supervisors from the Faculty in which you are interested in undertaking research to discuss project options and suitable topics.
Undertaking a research degree is a significant commitment. Whether you choose to do a doctoral degree or a research masters, you will be embarking on an extended piece of work that will take a number of years to complete.
Your research degree is likely to involve extended hours identifying and analysing large numbers of existing sources in order to synthesise current opinion and information and subsequently develop new data and ideas. With the assistance of your supervisor, you will distil this into a well-structured and clearly written research thesis.
As a research degree student, you must be able to juggle the constant need to push forward your research program with the competing and valid demands of family, friends, hobbies and relaxation. Excellent time management skills are vital.
You will be assisted throughout this process by the careful oversight of your supervisors, other students and academics in your field, and the wider research community. There will be significant opportunities to interact with other researchers and professionals established in your field of interest.