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Indicative tuition fee information for postgraduate courses (domestic students)

Postgraduate course tuition fees are generally charged at the Full Fee or Domestic Fee Paying rate. Government and University funded scholarships and financial support may be applicable for certain postgraduate courses.

Some general fee information for coursework and research study is provided below.

We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of postgraduate courses and units.

Postgraduate by Coursework and Honours

We provide scholarships and awards to students enrolled in an Honours program or Master by coursework.

Scholarships generally have selection criteria, which must be met, and can provide financial support to assist you with education and living expenses.

Higher Degree by Research

At ECU, we are committed to undertaking high quality research and offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking a Doctoral or Master by research degree.

Research scholarships support Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents.

The Research Training Scheme provides tuition fee funding for students in selected research courses. Whilst you remain eligible for this scheme, you will not be required to pay for your tuition fees up-front, nor will you accrue a tuition fee debt for the duration of the course.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen;
  • an Australian Permanent Resident; or
  • a New Zealand Citizen

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Postgraduate Commonwealth Government Supported Courses

These courses are subsidised by the Australian Government. The Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees called your 'student contribution'. The rate of tuition fees changes annually for these courses.

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Doctor of Philosophy

This doctoral course in the field of performing arts provides an opportunity for original, highly accomplished practitioners, performers and artists who aspire towards a more extensive research and creative profile.

Although this is a discrete award relating to the performing arts, opportunities will exist for cross-disciplinary study through joint supervision of the research. Candidates will be expected to research, devise and produce substantial new works of art, and/or develop new approaches to arts practice.

They will also be expected to provide an appropriate record of their research through a written thesis based on their research activities, their artistic ideas and the exploratory processes. Through the thesis, students will be encouraged to develop models of practical and theoretical enquiry appropriate to the arts profession, based on a broad understanding of the theories which underpin contemporary practices, performances and exhibitions of modern art.

Related studies

There is a Master Arts (Performing Arts), a masters by research available in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

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This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.

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