Research programs

Research at RMIT

RMIT research programs involve comprehensive, independent research under the supervision of an expert academic. At RMIT, you can do your research program by project or thesis mode. The duration is usually 2 years full time for Masters and 4 years full time for doctoral (PhD) studies.

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A degree with a global impact

World-class people, leading edge resources, collaboration with industry partners and a multi-disciplinary approach are just a few of the trademarks of research at RMIT University.

Why a research degree?

RMIT research candidates are developing non-traditional research outputs and work ready skills for a variety of careers, benefiting from engagement with our industry partners.

How to apply

This information will assist you to review your eligibility and to prepare your application for a research program at RMIT University.

Research scholarships

RMIT offers a variety of research scholarships to support candidates to pursue excellence in their research while furthering their academic and career goals.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.