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Welcome to the Batchelor Institute Graduate School

We are here to support and guide you, whether you are looking to enrol in a Masters of Indigenous Perspectives or a PhD in Indigenous Perspectives. We can guide you on the many ways you can complete these studies, producing a thesis or a combination of creative practice and exegesis. With postgraduates from across Australia and abroad, Batchelor Institute can meet your needs – no matter where you are based. Our team of supervisors and the Institute’s Library have experience in supporting candidates online through postgraduate research and writing, including preparation for key milestones such as the Qualifying Panel and ethics approval.

Candidates looking to enrol in one of our two postgraduate programs need to have completed at least an honours year in their field of research, or the equivalent. Your chosen research project should relate to Indigenous perspectives within one of or across the following research themes: Education, Creative Writing, Languages, and Livelihoods.

Take some time to view the videos below, from current and past Masters and PhD candidates, as well as research staff who work alongside them. You might wish to apply now, or you might have more questions, so please send an email to We look forward to talking with you about the next steps of your research journey.

From a candidate's perspective

Education specialist Robyn Ober talks about her PhD in which she examines identity and culture expressed in Aboriginal English.
Marla Billy is working towards her Masters. She explains how the Institute is a safe place for the knowledge she is researching.
Dr David Hardy is a Brisbane writer who talks about his PhD journey and the book he published in 2015.

Support from your new community of researchers

Librarian Gillian Terry provides a glimpse of the support she and her team can provide in your higher degrees’ journey.
Dr Lyn Fasoli is an Adjunct Research Professor and early childhood education specialist. She has supervised many research candidates involved in community collaboration.