Higher degrees by research

Notre Dame offers a range of postgraduate research degrees across the many disciplines and professions offered by the University on the Fremantle and Broome Campuses in Western Australia, and the Sydney Campus in New South Wales.

Notre Dame’s higher degrees by research (HDR) offered by the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Law, Education, Philosophy & Theology, Health Sciences, Nursing, Medicine and Physiotherapy include the following:

  • Masters by Research
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Professional Doctorate
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Our research students are guided and advised by academics who are specialists in their field of knowledge and expertise. Browse Notre Dame's experts here. The University promotes multi-disciplinary projects and supports the development of postgraduate students with a broad range of skills through a variety of formal courses and workshops. Research degrees may be undertaken either full-time or part-time.

Explore our research degrees

For further information see the Research Program Guide (postgraduateinternational), Postgraduate Admission details, the University’s Research Degree Regulations or contact the relevant School or the Research Office.

(Full time; yrs)
Master of Philosophy Fremantle & Broome / Sydney1.5
Master of Medicine/Surgery Sydney 1.5
Masters by Research Fremantle & Broome /  Sydney 2
Master of Arts; Master of Business; Master of Education; Master of Laws; Master of Nursing (Research); Master of Science (Medicine); Master of Theology 2
Master of Health Sciences; Master of Science (Arts & Sciences); Master of Science (Physiotherapy) – Fremantle & Broome only 2
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Fremantle & Broome / Sydney  
Professional Doctorate Fremantle & Broome / Sydney 3

Notre Dame provides Academic English Bridging Courses on the Fremantle campus for consideration by those students needing help to meet the University’s requirements in English proficiency for entry into a higher degree by research.

Non-research postgraduate coursework degrees are also offered by Notre Dame and are accredited higher education level 8 qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses. Where applicable, accreditation or registration by external professional bodies is noted for individual courses. General, School and Program Regulations apply.