Degrees by research

Student seminar

The United States Studies Centre is a research powerhouse. We have more than 25 academics and researchers in our team and also host numerous visiting experts from around the world covering a broad range of research interests. Students have the opportunity to join the US Studies Centre in a research capacity through Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs.

  • The Master of Arts (Research) is designed to meet the needs of students who would like to extend their studies beyond their undergraduate degree, primarily by thesis, but do not have an undergraduate honours degree or other qualification that would allow entry into a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

  • Candidates for the degree of Master of Philosophy research and write a thesis of 40,000–60,000 words on an approved topic under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

  • Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy research and write a thesis of 80,000 words on an approved topic under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.