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New Candidates

Eligible individuals are invited to apply for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy or Masters of Indigenous Perspectives by Research program.

Application for either degree can be made at any time during the year. Please contact hdr@batchelor.edu.au

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters in Indigenous Perspectives by Research

The PhD and Masters of Indigenous Perspectives by Research program provides eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander individuals with the opportunity to undertake the most advanced post-graduate research degree in or across the three discipline areas of Indigenous Education, Indigenous Languages and Indigenous Creative Arts.

At the center of these unique PhD and Masters award programs is recognition of the richness and diversity of Indigenous perspectives, ontologies/epistemologies and methodological approaches. Individual Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ knowledge, experiences and ways of working are valued from the commencement of candidature and acknowledged as the ground for engaging with and building capacity in the Education, Creative Arts and Languages fields of research.

Candidate’s connections and accountabilities to community/ies are recognised as a fundamental component for the production of high quality research.
The program is underpinned by standards of excellence that acknowledge the practical expertise, experience and knowledge of candidates and works from this base to develop fundamental research skills including:

  • the identification and exploration of research questions operating at the frontier of knowledge
  • the development of high level critical thinking and academic argument
  • the ability to articulate complex ideas to those within, across and outside of their professional and research fields.

Batchelor Institute encourages and facilitates an International research experience for all PhD candidates and supports professional development activities.
For individuals with practice-based experience and/or recognition in their field the program offers the opportunity to undertake research that can incorporate to varying degrees, practice within research expression, methodology presentation and dissemination.


Admission requirements for PhD

Admission requirements include:
  • Honours degree with a 2A grade or above
  • A Masters by Course work with a substantial research component
  • A Masters by Research

If applying for admission on the basis of a practice-based or practice-led component within the research, evidence of experience and/or recognition in the relevant field must be provided.

Admission requires the identification of a primary supervisor at the Institute and evidence of the supervisor(s) support of the application and commitment to the supervision role. Engagement with a primary supervisor and supervision panel members on a regular basis is required.

As a full-time candidate the workload equates to 40 hours a week. For part-time candidates, this is 20 hours a week.
Attendance at an orientation workshop is mandatory. In addition to this workshop, it is highly recommended and encouraged that candidates participate in 3 to 4 Master Classes per year.

Admission Requirements for Masters

Admission requirements include:
  • Bachelor Degree with Honours
  • a Graduate Diploma which included a research component
  • a Bachelor Degree in relevant discipline plus practice based experience and/or recognition in their field that demonstrates a capacity to undertake study at this level.

If applying for admission on the basis of a practice-based or practice-led component within the research, evidence of experience and/or recognition in the relevant field must be provided.

Admission requires the identification of a primary supervisor at the Institute and evidence of the supervisor(s) support of the application and commitment to the supervision role. Engagement with a primary supervisor and supervision panel members on a regular basis is required.

As a full-time candidate the workload equates to 40 hours a week. For part-time candidates, this is 20 hours a week.
Attendance at an orientation workshop is mandatory. In addition to this workshop, it is highly recommended and encouraged that candidates participate in 3 to 4 Master Classes per year.