Starting your Higher Degree by Research (HDR)
An essential guide for all new RMIT Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates.
Enrolment, leave and changes to candidature
During your Higher Degree by Research (HDR) you will enrol each year, take leave and may make changes to your candidature.
RMIT provides academic supervision for all Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates to ensure you’re fully supported with your research project.
The Research Plus program offers PhD and Masters by Research candidates a range of workshops, seminars and short courses to build research knowledge and skills.
Research integrity – Your responsibilities
Be the best researcher you can be by understanding your responsibilities, developing skills, engaging with the academic community and growing networks.
Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates need to complete three milestone reviews.
Candidate Action and Support Plan
We want all our Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) candidates to get the support they need, when they need it, to successfully complete their research program.
Publishing during candidature
Information about including publications in your thesis and developing a publication and authorship plan.
Submission and examination
The Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) submission and examination process includes steps both you and your supervisor need to complete.
Doing research with external organisations
Information about navigating HDR industry engagement and your obligations as a candidate.
When things don't go to plan
Sometimes your journey through your Higher Degree by Research (HDR) isn’t smooth.
Resources and support
RMIT offer a vast range of resources and support services for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates to give you the best chance of success.