Master of Philosophy (Indigenous)

A JCU Master of Philosophy (Indigenous) provides exceptional students with the opportunity to complete a significant independent research thesis.


Skills for every region

Unique contribution

Specialise your skills

Community connections

Work where it matters most


  • Online: February, June
  • Townsville: February, June
  • Cairns: February, June
Students can commence research studies at any time throughout the year


Course fees are not applicable for Domestic students

Student Services and Amenities fee payable
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


2 years full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree with conditions

Course Code


Course detail

Real stories

  • JCU student Jesse King


    Jesse King

    Master of Philosophy (Indigenous)

    I feel a lot more prepared to successfully undertake a research masters. I understand the processes, skills and techniques a lot better. It’s also good getting to know the supervisors and building that relationship and knowing that I’ve got a good support structure to be able to call back on when I need a hand.

  • Master of Philosophy (Indigenous) student Georgia Storm


    Georgia Storm

    Master of Philosophy (Indigenous)

    The intensive workshop has been fantastic. I’ve never had this level of support in any of my previous education. This is an entirely different way of teaching.

  • Headshot of Allie McDowall


    Dr Ailie McDowall

    Indigenous Education and Research Centre

    A Master of Philosophy is quite fun – it’s very different from coursework. It’s self-guided. You get to develop your own projects as you go. You’re coming up with research problems and research questions. You’re learning how to develop data collection tools. You’re learning skills that can be used in any setting.