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PhD & research degrees

Our research degrees provide a stimulating intellectual challenge for those looking to be involved at the cutting edge of their field. These degrees normally involve the production of a written body of researched work, known as a thesis, or the production of a creative work plus an exegesis.

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Master by research, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate
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Why research at ECU?

ECU has a vibrant research community that is committed to supporting research students on their research journey.

We provide:

  • expert supervisors;
  • valuable support services;
  • research training and workshops;
  • career development opportunities; and
  • financial assistance and scholarships.

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Find a supervisor

Our research supervisors will inspire and guide you through your research journey. Identify an expert in your area of interest using our Find a supervisor tool.

For information on availability, contact your faculty for research & higher degrees support:

Research project opportunities

From time to time our schools and faculties seek prospective Master By Research or PhD students to undertake research projects on a particular topic.

For information on current research projects seeking research students visit our Graduate Research Opportunities page.

Pathways to research

There are several entry pathways to our research degrees.

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Inspiring Minds Research Scholarship

The Inspiring Minds Scholarship is available to Australian residents and is valued at $40,000 per annum (tax free) and offers you the opportunity to undertake a PhD at Edith Cowan University.

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Postgraduate events


Postgraduate Information Evening - Mount Lawley

(All areas except Psychology and Counselling)
When: Tuesday, 20 January, 6.00pm
Where: ECU Mount Lawley Campus
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Postgraduate Information Evening - Joondalup

(All areas except Psychology and Counselling)
When: Wednesday, 11 February 6.00pm
Where: ECU Joondalup Campus
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