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Graduate Research School

As a research candidate at ACU, you will join an active and engaged research community working to solve the critical challenges we face in the world today. You will learn and apply advanced research methodologies, tackle intellectual, creative and practical challenges, and develop skills that open up new possibilities for your career and future.

Research degrees

The first step on your research journey is to understand your options. We offer both Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees across all of our faculties.

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Research scholarships

Scholarships can provide a living allowance while you study, cover tuition fees, support your relocation to Australia, and provide access to the resources you need to pursue your research.

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How to apply

If you're ready to apply, we’re ready to help you on your way. Learn about eligibility requirements, application dates and follow our simple step-by-step guide.

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Why choose ACU?

We foster a community of collaboration, education, and knowledge creation. Our interdisciplinary research seeks to enable people to develop intellectually, spiritually, physically, socially, and emotionally, to advance the dignity of the human person.

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Learn from our world renowned experts

Our interdisciplinary research community brings together internationally renowned academics, world-leading research groups, and like-minded collaborators.

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Access our advanced research facilities

ACU is home to state-of-the-art research facilities, emerging technologies, and advanced learning spaces that could take your research to the next level.

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Engage with our academic and industry partners

Collaborate with with our academic and industry partners through opportunities like scholarships or internships and translate your research into real-world outcomes.

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  • Top 2%

    ACU is ranked in the top 2% of all universities worldwide.

  • 100%

    100% of ACUs research disciplines are ranked as world class or above.

  • 5 stars

    We've been awarded five stars for full-time postgraduate employment.

Four faculties, endless possibilities. Where will you make your impact?


Faculty of Education and Arts

Create opportunities for learning with the Faculty of Education and Arts.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Advance the health of people and communities with the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Faculty of Law and Business

Expand your horizons with the Faculty of Law and Business.

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Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Seek understanding with the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

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Need inspiration? Meet our candidates and explore their research.

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Research candidates have high-level analytical and research skills that could kick-start innovation within your organisation.

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Are you a current research candidate?

Visit the Student Portal for information and resources to support you throughout your candidature.

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Would you like to become a HDR supervisor?

Academic staff can support a research candidate by sharing their knowledge and expertise as an accredited HDR supervisor.

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