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Batchelor Institute Graduate School offers higher degree by research programs in Indigenous Perspectives, at the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master by Research levels. Below is information on the awards, including eligibility requirements and steps for applying for admission.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Indigenous Perspectives provides eligible individuals with the opportunity to undertake the most advanced post-graduate research degree. At the center of this unique PhD award is recognition of the richness and diversity of Indigenous perspectives, ontologies, epistemologies and methodological approaches. As a three year full time equivalent award candidates will be provided with opportunities for the application of knowledge and skills through: Master classes; networking opportunities; partnership events; and the completion of research milestones, including engagement in a research ethics process; opportunities for conference presentations and tailored professional and skills development.

  • Eligibility

    To gain admission to the PhD Indigenous Perspectives the applicant must have a:

    • Honours Degree with a 2A grade or above (or equivalent)
    • A Masters by coursework with a substantial research component;
    • A Masters by Research;
    • If applying for admission on the basis of there being a practice-based output or practice-led component within the research, evidence of experience and/or recognition in the relevant field must be provided.
  • How to Apply

    Information on the application process can be found at How to Apply
  • Scholarships

    Information on support and scholarships available to successful applicants can be found at Scholarships and Support.

The Doctor of Philosophy Indigenous Perspectives is an AQF Level 10 award. Graduates at this level will have a systematic and critical understanding of a complex field of learning and specialised research skills for the advancement of learning and/or for professional practice. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by education and training institutions. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded the qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with the qualification. See https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels for more information.

Master by Research

The Master by Research Indigenous Perspectives provides eligible individuals with the opportunity to undertake an advanced post-graduate research degree. At the center of this unique Master award is recognition of the richness and diversity of Indigenous perspectives, ontologies, epistemologies and methodological approaches. As a two year full time equivalent award candidates will be provided with opportunities for the application of knowledge and skills through: Master classes; networking opportunities; partnership events; and the completion of research milestones, including engagement in a research ethics process; opportunities for conference presentations and tailored professional and skills development.

  • Eligibility

    To gain admission to the Master by Research Indigenous Perspectives the applicant must have a:

    • Bachelor Degree with Honours and/or (equivalent)
    • Graduate Diploma which included a research component and/or
    • Bachelor Degree in relevant discipline area plus practice based experience and/or recognition in their field that demonstrates a capacity to undertake study at a Masters by Research level

     

  • How to Apply

    Information on the application process can be found at How to Apply
  • Scholarships

    Information on support and scholarships available to successful applicants can be found at Scholarships and Support.

The Master by Research Indigenous Perspectives is an AQF Level 9 award. Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for research, and/or professional practice and/or further learning. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by education and training institutions. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded the qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with the qualification. See https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels for more information.