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Research Degrees

Information for research applicants – Murdoch University

Disclaimer: This information is provided in good faith and is correct at September 2021. Please confirm these details with Study Options before making a formal application.

For information on research at Murdoch University, please click here 

You must have provisional supervision in place for your PhD before you submit a formal application. You can search for supervisors at the university here.  When contacting supervisors we recommend that you communicate your research intent in a concise but well thought through manner – academic staff will receive a lot of similar requests and are only likely to respond positively to the ones that demonstrate commitment and ability. It is also a good idea to attach a CV (no longer than two pages) and a copy of your academic transcripts.

Alternatively you can submit an ‘Expression of Interest’ form to the Graduate Research Office. The relevant school will then use this form to assess your suitability to undertake a research programme and also its capacity to provide you with an advisory team and research facilities. You can find this form here.

You will then need to write a research proposal. For information on how to write your proposal please click here.

Once you have located a suitable supervisor, please contact Study Options

who will send you the relevant application forms and list of required documentation. We are the official representative of Murdoch University in the UK and therefore if you submit your application through us it will be fast tracked through the assessment process. We are a completely free service.

Study Options is able to certify all of your academic documentation and liaise with the admissions teams with regards to your application. Once Study Options has submitted your application it will usually take between 8 and 12 weeks for the assessment to be completed. If your application is successful, Study Options will assist you with the acceptance and visa process. We can also provide advice and guidance on accommodation, bank accounts and more!