We are committed to undertaking high-quality research which has strong social, economic, environmental and cultural impact - research that makes a difference!
We offer a wide range of postgraduate research courses across our research strengths and study areas
Our research strengths
Our areas of research strength include:
- Health & Wellness
- Environment & Sustainability
- Engineering & ICT
- Social & Community
- Business & Society
- Communications & Creative Arts
- Security, Law & Justice
Types of courses
- Master by Research
Typically involves one year of coursework or research skills development units before embarking on a year-long research program which culminates in the submission of a thesis or creative work.
Master by research degrees at ECU may be one or two years full-time (or the equivalent part-time study) depending on the discipline.
See our Master by Research courses
- Doctor of Philosophy
A supervised research degree involving a three year full-time (or the equivalent part-time) research program which culminates in the submission of a thesis or creative work.
See our Doctor of Philosophy programs
What do research courses involve?
A research degree will normally involve the production of a written body of researched work, known as a thesis.
The research will be developed over a period of time and involve identifying a topic, developing a proposal, conducting the research and producing the thesis.
In disciplines with a creative component, the study may produce a creative work, such as a performance or literary item, plus an exegesis to accompany and reflect on the creative element.