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A Higher Degree by Research requires independent investigation of a specialised area of interest. At Torrens University Australia, we offer three research programs which build in-depth knowledge and prepare you to operate in academic and industry contexts.

Our research degrees

Doctor of Philosophy
Make a significant contribution to existing knowledge through original research, whilst supported by industry experts in your chosen area of interest.
Code DPHIL17 | CRICOS 096608G
Full-time Part-time
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Online
On campus Blended
Master of Public Health
This degree will develop you into a leader who can drive innovation in public health and solve complex issues on an international scale.
Code MPH | CRICOS 097404M
Part-time Accelerated
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Online
Online On campus
Master of Philosophy
Conduct original research and be able to communicate the impact of your findings to key stakeholders whilst solving real problems.
Code MPHIL21 | CRICOS 096609F
Full-time Part-time
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Online
On campus Blended

Why study with us?

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Join Australia’s most progressive university
Industry leading and future-focused: we give you all the tools you need to create your own success.
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Get more out of passionate academics
With the guidance of our industry-leading experts, you can become a leader in your field.
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Higher learning with higher standards
As a B Corporation, we believe in the transformative power of education. We are committed to encouraging students to become forces of change.

Student stories

Antinia Saunokonoko - PhD student testimonial
Antonia Saunokonoko
Undertaking a PhD at Torrens University Australia was a truly wonderful experience. My supervisors supported me and my ideas. The expertise I gained through my research led to opportunities in academic work and psychotherapeutic practice.
Heather Allanson | PHD Higher Degrees by Research | Torrens University Australia
Heather Allanson
Master of Philosophy
This course has exceeded my expectations. I never thought on the day I started studying nursing I’d be researching models of care and policy in the Netherlands, Canada and Scotland.

About Torrens University Australia

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.

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Contribute new knowledge to your field
Under the supervision of experienced and expert researchers, make a significant and original contribution through thought leadership and a research thesis. 

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Be a catalyst for change
Become an innovative changemaker by challenging current research and finding new ways forward.

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Transferrable skills and a new career
Build upon your expertise, opening doors to unique career opportunities in academia and industry.

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