Further information

UWA also offers an array of postgraduate coursework programs at certificate, diploma and master's levels.

 

 

UWA offers exciting postgraduate higher degree research programs.

The various programs available and entry requirements for the Master's degree by research (MPhil) and the PhD, higher and professional doctorates (PhD) are detailed below.

Master's degree by research

Master of Philosophy-(MPhil)
Approval for admission to an MPhil requires an applicant to demonstrate that they have sufficient background and experience in independent supervised research to successfully complete the course, and the University to ensure that appropriate supervision and resourcing are available.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the requirements of the University Policy on: Adequate Research Preparation and any other requirements for admission of the University, and

(a) have a bachelor's degree of this University or equivalent qualification; or (b)(i) have previously undertaken work, of a sufficiently high standard, towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but not have submitted it for any degree; and (ii) have completed an appropriate MPhil research proposal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the Postgraduate Research Language Requirements

Master of Philosophy
Master of Advanced Social Work
Master of Architecture (Design)
Master of Arts (Creative Writing)
Master of Curatorial Studies in Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Master of Forensic Science
Master of Music

PhD, higher and professional doctorates

Doctor of Philosophy-(PhD)
Approval for admission to a PhD requires an applicant to demonstrate that they have sufficient background and experience in independent supervised research to successfully complete the course, and the University to ensure that appropriate supervision and resourcing are available.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the requirements of the University Policy on: Adequate Research Preparation and any other requirements for admission of the University, and (a) have a bachelor's degree of this University or equivalent qualification; or (b)(i) have previously undertaken work, of a sufficiently high standard, towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but not have submitted it for any degree; and (ii) have completed an appropriate PhD research proposal.  

A student who wishes to undertake a PhD in the field of creative writing must, in addition, submit a substantial folio of published creative work, normally in the form of one or more books. Prior to enrolment, all applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the Postgraduate Research Language Requirements

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Forensic Science
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Infectious Diseases

Postgraduate research courses are very different from undergraduate courses, so you need to understand how to prepare for research before selecting a course or topic.

Students seeking admission to postgraduate research courses can apply at any time of the year.

A step by step guide for how to apply is provided below.

Determine whether you meet the entry criteria

If you do not meet the criteria for direct entry to your course of choice, or you are uncertain, please contact the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) support team in the most appropriate Faculty to seek advice – UWA has multiple pathways to Higher Degrees by Research.

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Faculty of Science

Contact the HDR support team

Please contact the most appropriate Faculty via the email addresses below to help identify your potential supervisors and school

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Faculty of Science

Lodge an application

Submit an application to the respective HDR support team in the Faculty. This should include:

  • A completed research application form
  • All certified documents as listed on the application form
  • A brief outline (maximum 250 words) of your proposed research project
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements for the course

Obtain the School's recommendation

Your application will be sent to the designated School for consideration. The Graduate Research Coordinator is asked to evaluate each applicant’s research preparation, funding and resources for the project, and the availability of appropriate supervision. The School will then make a recommendation to the Board of the Graduate Research School as to whether UWA can provide a place in the course.

Enrol

Successful applicants receive a detailed offer letter and acceptance package which sets out the terms of enrolment and requirements for the degree. This letter provides authority to enrol and should be taken to the Graduate Research School in Hackett Hall on the day the successful applicant wishes to commence the course.