Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to a PhD, applicants must:

  • Possess a degree equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from the University with first-class Honours or second class Honours, first division, or
  • Possess a degree equivalent to a Masters degree from the University, with a Relevant Research Component, or
  • Submit other evidence of relevant professional qualifications and experience, or research experience, to satisfy the Dean (Graduate Studies) that the applicant possesses a level of relevant research experience equivalent to an award in either clause (4)a or (4)b; and satisfy such additional requirements for admission to a PhD candidature, if any, as may be prescribed by the Dean (Graduate Studies).

All candidates are expected to be proficient in English comprehension and expression.

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Research proposal

The candidates will be encouraged to restrict their investigations to issues that are relevant and provide benefit to Indigenous peoples, with the expectation that students will understand Indigenous concepts of research. Students can explore research in a range of areas, such as:

  • Indigenous methodologies
  • Applied Indigenist philosophy within the contexts of Indigenous education, health and counsellor education
  • The inter-related concepts of identity, health and healing, culture and wellbeing
  • The political economy of mining on Indigenous lands, resource management and governance on Indigenous lands
  • Native title and impact assessment on Indigenous lands.