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Funded research degree at RMIT University

Funded research degree at RMIT University

Doing a research degree could be your smartest choice for career development, personal fulfilment and much more.

1. Write your own future

It’s your project; you decide what to research, so you can follow your passion or interest and make your contribution to knowledge in your area.

2. Great value

It costs less than you’d think to do a research degree and if you’re from Australia, New Zealand, or are an Australian Permanent Resident, you won't have to pay fees. And you may be eligible for a scholarship - we'll pay you to do your project!

3. Flexibility

You decide when and how you study; you manage your project with expert supervision and specialised support every step of the way.

4. Make a difference

Completing a research degree is all about creating or discovering fresh knowledge, developing new ideas or ways of doing things, challenging convention and making a real impact. Graduate researchers are an essential part of the knowledge economy and your discovery, invention or theory could change people's lives

5. Work with industry partners

At RMIT you're encouraged to take short-term internships or research projects developed with industry partners. Working with industry can create lasting relationships and collaborations that sustain you throughout your career

6. Wider career options

Research degrees also pave your way into a range of industries centred on research and innovation. It’s a great way to make yourself globally employable, as your research qualification is recognised and sought after worldwide.

Together with our partners we develop and apply knowledge to shape a better world.

We exist to take knowledge beyond academia, and thrive at the intersection of our researchers, industry and community needs. We are responsive to real-world problems, open to new collaborations and flexible in our approach.

Funded research degree at RMIT University

Collaborative culture

Our experts collaborate widely, both internally and externally.


Community impact

We deliver research outcomes that deliver real benefits.


Industry focus

We work hard to foster relationships with industry partners.


Innovative ways of working

We embrace new technologies and seek global best practice.


RMIT offers research programs at master and doctoral (PhD) level.

RMIT research programs involve comprehensive, independent research under the supervision of an expert academic. At RMIT, you can do your research program by project or thesis mode. The duration is usually 2 years full time for Masters and 4 years full time for doctoral (PhD) studies.

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Advance your specialist practice as you work on real-world projects and forge connection with industry leaders through our PhD programs.

Master by Research

Develop your skills and undertake comprehensive independent research under the supervision of an expert academic.

Funded research degree at RMIT University

How to find supervisors and research project

At RMIT, we provide a comprehensive list of research projects available to candidates wishing to apply for a Higher Degree by Research. The College of Design and Social Context make broader research areas available to prospective candidates. You will need to provide a research proposal which is aligned to your chosen research area. You can use the search fields from the page to filter the list and find a project matching your skills and interest.