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Research Education

Cultivate a passion for lifelong learning through a JCU postgraduate research degree. Develop the professional skills and hone your ability to think differently to launch a career in research. Whether you are changing direction or looking to accelerate your current career, studying a JCU postgraduate degree will give you skills to gain insight and respond to complex challenges.

Access state-of-the-art research equipment to aid you in your efforts to make discoveries and expand knowledge in your field. You also have the opportunity to conduct research in unique locations, including JCU Orpheus Island Research Station and the JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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The graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses are focused on research methods involving either tropical environments and societies or tropical health and medicine. You will receive research training to prepare you to take on higher degree research (HDR)  in a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and doctorate program.

The MPhil degrees are completed in two years of full-time study, and doctorates are completed in four years of full-time study. Part-time study is available for both degrees.

JCU MPhil and doctorates courses are structured around a research project and culminate in a presentation of your thesis. For more information on the MPhil and Doctorate please visit JCU’s Graduate Research School.

JCU postgraduate research courses are opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, make discoveries in a topic that you’re passionate about, and contribute your knowledge and discoveries to your field.

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