Do you have an extensive professional history, or a strong passion or knowledge of a particular subject? Do you have an aptitude for research, intellectual enquiry and rigour? If so, have you considered a higher degree by research (HDR)?
An HDR involves comprehensive review of current information, developing new data or ideas, and refining these into a meaningful research thesis, which contributes to your field of study.
There are two options for being part of the HDR program:
Option A The student has completed, recently or decades previously, an undergraduate degree with honours. They can now choose to do a PhD in any area, not limited to their previous course of study. Relevant professional history will be taken into consideration.
Option B The student has no previous qualification, however, an extensive professional history, a strong passion and knowledge for a subject of choice. They will need to enter the HDR Prelim, which is an honours equivalent program
The subject matter researched in this program will articulate into their PhD research so no time or effort is wasted
Students from Option A may choose to enter the HDR Prelim as preparation for their major research, to improve their study skills and also to feel at ease entering into the campus community. There is no deadline for enrolling into the HDR. Scholarships are available for fulltime students.
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The many student-run clubs and societies will add fun and friendship to your UWA experience. Involvement with a club can provide much-needed relief from the demands of study.
UWA has a proud sporting tradition, and there are many sporting groups. Student Services is specifically aimed at supporting students through their studies in all sorts of ways. The Student Guild also provides advice, help and support, as well as other services and activities.
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