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

Our research degrees

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
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.
Antonia Saunokonoko
PhD
Heather Allanson | PHD Higher Degrees by Research | Torrens University Australia
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.
Heather Allanson
Master of Philosophy

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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