To apply for Higher Degree by Research entry, generally, you need a university honours degree* or a postgraduate qualification with a significant research component.
*This is normally an additional one-year post-Bachelor degree or a fourth year in a Bachelor degree and it includes a significant research component. This is not normally a degree awarded ‘with Honours’ based on GPA that does not include a research component.
Entry criteria vary between HDR courses so you must check Admission requirements for your chosen degree:
If you hold specific international qualifications and you require advice about whether they meet the academic entry requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct entry into a PhD is dependent on the strength of your research background. Applicants may be offered enrolment into a Master by Research with an opportunity to transfer to a PhD if appropriate progress is demonstrated.
If you don’t meet the HDR academic entry requirements, consider applying for a Flinders Graduate Diploma in Research Methods in the College of Business Government and Law, the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, or the College of Medicine and Public Health. This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of, and skills in, research methods for your chosen discipline area as a pathway to HDR study.
The Master of Health and Clinical Research is a 1.5 year pathway to PhD study in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Master of Clinical Education by Research is also a 1.5 year PhD pathway in the College of Medicine and Public Health.
If you wish to transfer your current HDR enrolment to Flinders University, you will need to lodge an application. Visit How to Apply for details.
When lodging your application, please also upload the following information:
Please be aware that Flinders University will liaise with your current institution about your Research Training Program fee offset entitlements and that your prior candidature will count towards Flinders candidature.