Further information

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Discuss any intention to change research direction with your supervisors and graduate research co-ordinator.

Master's degree students need to consider whether the change:

  • will mean that it becomes inappropriate to undertake it in the current research program
  • may require a change in degree program.

You will need to provide a new research proposal if your research direction changes significantly.

Use the Application for Variations of Terms of Candidature (1) form for changes of school and/or supervision.

Use the Application for Variations of Terms of Candidature (2) form for changes of enrolment type, coursework units, research direction or other changes.


Special conditions may apply to students who hold scholarships or awards. Consult the scholarships website for more information.