You would usually be expected to have a first class or upper second class honours degree from an approved university to enter a postgraduate research program.
On the recommendation of the appropriate head of school, students within the following categories will normally be permitted to enrol in a master's research program, provided that appropriate supervision and other required resources are available:
You must also be able to demonstrate the required English language competency for postgraduate programs by research.
If you are interested in a research program, you should contact a graduate research coordinators to discuss possible topics.
If you do not meet the normal entrance requirements, you may be permitted to enrol in a higher degree by research (HDR) preliminary program on the recommendation of the head of school.
The course of study and research is determined by the head of school and usually involves a combination of coursework units and research projects for up to one year full-time.
Although the program is a preparatory year for research students, entry to a masters by research or PhD is not automatic. At the completion of the program, the head of school must provide the Graduate Research and Scholarships Office with an assessment of the work completed and a recommendation on suitability for enrolment in a master's by research or a PhD program.
The HDR preliminary program is not considered a qualification in itself and no certificate of completion will be awarded.
Admissions requirements for professsional and higher doctorates vary depending on the program. You will need to check individual doctorates and higher doctorates for admissions requirements.
On the recommendation of the appropriate head of school, Australian students within the following categories will normally be permitted to enrol in the PhD program, providing they reach the required English language competency. They must have completed or hold:
Applicants who have a bachelor's degree only, but who have subsequent wide research experience may be considered for admission. Evidence of this research experience and of the school's approval of this research experience will be required.
International students must have a master's degree or honours degree with upper second class (2A) honours or higher, or equivalent.
International Students completing the CELT bridging course at UWA as demonstration of research preparation for entry into a postgraduate research course, must achieve a minimum grade of B+ (75 per cent) for the Research and Study Skills portfolio.
Grades received in the CELT bridging course may also be used to satisfy English language requirements.
If you are interested in undertaking a postgraduate program by research, you should contact the Head of School.
It is advisable to read the following information prior to meeting with the head of school:
You should also ensure you meet the English language competency requirements for admission.