Higher Degree by Research

The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to nurturing the talented scientists and health practitioners of the future. We offer a range of stimulating Master and Doctorate degrees that give students the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in specific areas of interest.


The faculty offers a range of stimulating Master and Doctorate degrees.
The faculty offers a range of stimulating Master and Doctorate degrees.

Our staff members are passionate about supporting emerging researchers as they develop their talents for innovative thinking and sustained enquiry.

The faculty has well-established research centres, institutes and units and a number of rewarding collaborations and partnerships. Research projects are available across our five research themes, which inform cross-disciplinary work between schools, industry groups, Co-operative Research Centres, institutes and units.

Read more about our research and research themes.


Our Higher Degree by Research courses


English proficiency

Curtin University’s requirement to demonstrate English proficiency (IELTS 7.0 in all four bands: reading, writing, speaking, listening) depends on the university from which your highest degree was awarded. Please forward any available IELTS or TOEFL test reports with your initial enquiry. Applications may be processed before English proficiency requirements are met. If all other admission criteria have been satisfied, the letter of offer will be conditional upon meeting English requirements before formally enrolling.

Closing dates

There are no applications for admission to the MPhil and PhD. However, closing dates apply for international and domestic scholarships. Scholarship applications require evidence of admission (a letter of offer). Enquiries received less than two months before a scholarship deadline may not be processed in time.

International applicants seeking scholarships

Australian Government Research Training Program scholarships are highly competitive, and favour applicants with a research degree (honours, MPhil) and multiple peer-reviewed publications. Please check the Scholarships website for funding opportunities open to international applicants. Enquiries from sponsored international students are welcome; please include a copy of your sponsorship letter.