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Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor and President Charles Sturt University (CSU) is committed to excellence in the courses it offers, in the experience of our students as part of our community, and in our research. We are proud to be a leading player in international research in agricultural and veterinary science, education, biological science, environmental science, chemical science, ethics and philosophy. A major strength of CSU is the application and translation of its research findings to industry and the community. This includes areas such as food and water research relevant to farmers, justice and security research relevant to policing, and education research relevant to teachers and schooling. Our focus ranges from regional and national issues to challenges facing the wider international community. The University boasts world-class facilities, including the National Life Sciences Hub (NaLSH) and strong links with national and international institutions. Higher Degree by Research students have access to a community of peers through CSU’s external linkages and internal professional development programs. Our unique campus environments and friendly communities provide you with a welcoming, engaging and rewarding research environment. Enhance your future by undertaking postgraduate research at CSU, and enjoy being part of our community.

Professor Andrew Vann Vice-Chancellor and President

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About CSU CSU's research focus Becoming a researcher at CSU - Research Centres - Why Higher Degree by Research? - Build on your experience or pursue your passions - How do Higher Degrees by Research work? - Candidature and milestones

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The research environment - Support through the Research Office - Research expertise Getting started - Choose the way you study - Choose where you study - Study by distance education CSU makes it easy - Support for research students - Professional development - Library - CSU Interact Funding for HDR candidates - Fees - Scholarships and grants - Tuition fee support - Travel grants

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Applying

How to apply 20 Higher Degrees by Research 21 This prospectus introduces our Higher Degrees by Research, however further details are available through our website: www.csu.edu.au/research Contact info.csu for more information, or to speak with a contact in the Research Office: Phone: 1800 334 733 | Online: www.csu.edu.au/contacts/enquiry

Agricultural and Wine Sciences Allied Health Animal and Veterinary Sciences Business Communication and Creative Industries

Research

University Research Centres - Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) - EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation - Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) - National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) - Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT) - Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) Faculty Research Centres - Centre for Inland Health (CIH) - Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS) Australian Research Council Research Centre - Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) Cooperative Research Centres - CRC for Cotton Catchment Communities - CRC for Future Farm Industries - CRC for National Plant Biosecurity - CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork CSU Alumni Fields of research

CSU focuses on...

Environmental Science and Outdoor Recreation Exercise and Sports Sciences Humanities, Social Work and Human Services Information and Library Studies Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics Medical Science Nursing Policing, Security and Emergency Management Psychology Science Teaching and Education Theology and Religious Studies


About CSU Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a national university, committed to making a difference in its communities through education and research opportunities. The University transcends national and international borders to offer courses and undertake research throughout the world via on campus, distance education and course provider study options.

Through our research, CSU is committed to maintaining a course and research profile that meets the needs and supports the aspirations of our communities.

CSU delivers nearly 400 courses to around 38,000 on campus and distance education students.

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CSU has a network of campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Canberra, Dubbo, Goulburn, Ontario in Canada, Orange, Parramatta, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga, as well as the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security in Manly, and a Regional University Centre in Wangaratta for undergraduate pathway programs. International students can also choose to study Accounting, Business and Information Technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Sydney or Melbourne. As a vital member of our regions, CSU is committed to maintaining a course and research profile that meets the needs and supports the aspirations of our communities. The University’s regional locations enable it to make a distinctive national and international contribution in such fields as agriculture, allied health, education, and land and water management. CSU has established a number of research centres in key areas, such as agriculture and farming production, health, education and theology. The University’s strong links with industry and government bodies ensure its research is always relevant and able to make a real difference in its communities.

Our campuses include a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and, depending on your discipline, you may have access to clinics, laboratories, a vineyard or winery, educational facilities, libraries and computers, including some with 24-hour access. CSU campus communities are friendly and generally have smaller numbers of research candidates for each supervisor, so you will really get to know your supervisor and join in CSU’s research community.

TESTIMONIAL “The Australian Who’s Who lists an impressive number of liberal and creative arts graduates across an extraordinary range of occupations and spheres of influence. “The challenges and opportunities facing us now and in the future mean that it is critical we continue to encourage, mentor and support our students to provide new insights and perspectives to better understand the complexities of our society and culture.” Professor Anthony Cahalan

Research at CSU is collaborative, strategic and applied, developing solutions to real problems, and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates at CSU have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to their field. Plenty of support is available throughout your research from your supervisors, and you can also communicate with other CSU students online. CSU’s integrated online environment includes a range of resources and communication tools to help you feel part of the CSU community – no matter where you are in the world.

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CSU's research focus Charles Sturt University invites you to experience the diverse and enriching education we offer Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students through our strong sense of community, our flexibility, and our focus on individuals and results that make CSU unique and different. Whether you want to propose a cure, develop new technologies, enhance your artistic career or solve a scientific, educational or business problem, CSU’s suite of degrees, research centres and supervision capability can help you achieve outstanding results. You will develop advanced analytical, research and problem solving skills that have a practical application. As an HDR student you will be able to explore a research area that interests you whilst benefiting from the relationships you build with fellow researchers and teaching staff. As a graduate you will have a qualification that distinguishes you from your peers and heightens your career prospects. You will also build a strong relationship with your supervisors and fellow researchers who may have professional contacts in your field of interest. CSU’s researchers make a difference in the world making discoveries in science and technology, solving problems or improving practices in real-life situations. Your research will be a challenging and rewarding experience where your findings can be put to good use in the community or workplace. At CSU, you can expect educational experiences that are focused, challenging and relevant today and in the future. CSU degrees are designed in collaboration with academic and industry professionals to ensure quality and rigor where researchers are actively involved in research. Coursework subjects are taught by lecturers with substantial experience in the fields in which they teach, and the curriculum for our programs is regularly updated to reflect the latest proven concepts, methods and practices. CSU provides quality Higher Degree by Research programs and support for research students across a range of disciplines in our four faculties. We work closely with our community, government and industry to create relevant educational and research programs.

Telephone: 1800 334 733

Whether you choose to study on campus or by distance education, you will be part of a quality learning environment that includes highly interactive classes and forums, personalised attention, experienced and enthusiastic academic staff, and support and guidance that will assist you to fit study into your life commitments.

DID YOU KNOW? CSU is in a unique position to make a difference in research fields such as agriculture and land and water management, as a result of its regional locations.

You will also have access to a full range of online research libraries and services. You’ll interact with other students – sharing ideas, debating issues and learning from their experience. Throughout your studies, your lecturers and supervisors will provide guidance and feedback on your progress to ensure an outcome you are proud of.

CSU offers you… Solutions to real problems We apply our research to solving regional, national and global environmental, ethical and economic problems, from how to save water in an economically sustainable way to exploring the ethics of nanotechnology, so you can make a difference to the world. Regionally based - globally focus CSU has a background of regionality, yet maintains a global perspective through involvement in international conferences and research teams, and our distance education students who are based all around the world. Commitment to sustainability CSU’s commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability, including the responsible stewardship of resources, is evidenced through our facilities, our operations and our particular areas of research focus. Response to workforce needs Through our research and teaching pedagogy, CSU responds to regional social, cultural and workforce needs across the globe, particularly in the areas of education, health and science. COLLABORATION CSU supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research and has developed strong relationships with industry to support its research endeavours. Industry involvement CSU has strong relationships with industry bodies, ensuring our research candidates can complete projects that will make a difference to real-life problems or provide industry relevant solutions to issues in their field.

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Becoming a researcher at CSU CSU is committed to excellence in research, and identifies and supports areas and projects that allow the University to undertake nationally and internationally competitive research and research training. The University has a strong reputation for research and invests its resources in selected areas of proven and potential strength significant to the University’s mission. CSU focuses its research effort in those areas where it has particular depth and strength of academic and research capability to offer high quality research and research training opportunities to its staff, students and communities – including partners in industry, the professions and the communities of regional and rural Australia. In recognising the complexity and multi-disciplinary nature of issues confronting society, and the fact that many of the most exciting developments occur at the boundaries and intersections of existing disciplines, the University shows its commitment to supporting collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

CSU offers various scholarship opportunities for Higher Degree by Research students.

Research Centres

Why Higher Degree by Research?

In line with its collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, the University has established a broad range of research centres:

Through Higher Degree by Research study, you can improve your workplace practices, your career, as well as your future prospects and those of the community in which you live and work.

University Research Centres • Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) • EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation • Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) • National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) • Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT) • Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) Faculty Research Centres • Centre for Inland Health (CIH) – Faculty of Science • Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS) – Faculty of Business Australian Research Council Research Centre • Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) Cooperative Research Centres • CRC for Cotton Catchment Communities • CRC for Future Farm Industries • CRC for National Plant Biosecurity • CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork For more information about CSU's research centres, see p12.

Many countries require university professors to have a PhD that reflects their depth of knowledge in their field of interest. CSU gives you the opportunity to develop your research skills and be exposed to challenging concepts presented by highly regarded researchers and academics.

Build on your experience or pursue your passions As a Higher Degree by Research candidate, you are about to commence a course of study leading to the highest qualification typically offered by a university. HDR study is normally undertaken after an Honours degree has been successfully completed. This may be immediately on conclusion of the Honours degree, or after a period in the workforce. Sometimes practical work experience is a requirement of entry. Studying at these levels provides students with the opportunity to build their knowledge in a specific area through a program of study involving coursework and/or research, resulting in the completion of a dissertation or thesis for Master or Doctoral awards. Professional research and HDR studies at CSU include PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Doctorates and Master (Honours) programs in a range of fields. These programs are an opportunity to consolidate your ideas and innovations across a broad range of fields through extensive and strategic research, working collaboratively with industry and the professions. HDR programs are the pinnacle of your personal and academic performance and highlight your contribution to knowledge on a global scale.

DID YOU KNOW?

At the start of 2012, CSU had already admitted 99 HDR students – its largest intake in any one year.

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48% of CSU HDR students complete their degree by distance education.

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HDR study aims to conduct strategic and applied research of an international standard that creates new knowledge that can be applied for the benefit of local, national and international communities. In line with CSU’s commitment to supporting collaborative and interdisciplinary research, our research students and supervisors develop partnerships with professions, communities and other researchers and, as a result, facilitate linkages with learning and teaching. This is an opportunity to work with industry leaders and senior academics through a process that will challenge and nourish your understanding of your discipline area. For more information, visit:

www.csu.edu.au/research

How do Higher Degrees by Research work? As well as the major research component, a Higher Degree by Research may include subjects to develop research and critical analysis skills with the majority of coursework research based. The final thesis is often a written piece, but can also be a creative work such as a portfolio or exhibition. A thesis may be either print or in a non-print format, such as an exhibition, performance, installation, electronic work or other appropriate non-print form. The format for a print thesis can be either a typescript or a series of papers that have been published, have been submitted for publication and/or are manuscripts that could be submitted for publication.

Candidature and milestones Your HDR candidature is a major undertaking, and there is a range of CSU systems and people that will support you through it, assisting you to achieve each required milestone in timely succession. Key people include your supervisory team, the Head of School or Research Centre Director, the Faculty Sub-Dean or Associate Dean who oversees higher degrees by research, and liaison officers and others from CSU's Research Office. These people oversee your progress through your candidature. Other key people include those who provide critical training and support, including staff from CSU's Library, staff of the various research methods advisory units and research facilities at CSU, staff from Student Services, Student Central and the Academic Learning Skills unit, and staff who can assist with printing, travel arrangements, IT needs and more.

TESTIMONIAL “I discovered that CSU was involved in many cross-institution research projects and was recognised for offering excellence in both teacher and distance education. I was successful in gaining a scholarship to study for my PhD through CSU. "I live in Sydney, and CSU enabled me, as a distance education student, to establish communications and networks with other scholars through the online network and by attending training sessions at the various CSU campuses. "Studying at CSU has allowed me to have the flexibility and freedom to continue my studies close to home and still be there for my family.” Catherine Kaplun Doctor of Philosophy student, CSU

This list is by no means comprehensive, but gives you some indication of the wide range of support available to you during your candidature. Further information can be found in the HDR Guides available at: www.csu.edu.au/research/forms-facts/ guides

PhDs are offered through each of CSU’s four Faculties and these are pure research, with some offered as PhD by publication, recognising the candidate's previous published research in a particular field and building on this to develop a body of work at the doctorate level. Through critical and reflective practitioner research projects the candidate's knowledge of the disciplines that underpin professional practice will be enhanced and a contribution will be made to the research base of their discipline area.

Telephone: 1800 334 733

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The research environment The Research Office is the central point of contact for researchers, research students, supervisors, managers and research agencies and will provide information and support for the administration and management of research and Higher Degrees by Research at CSU.

Research expertise

Support through the Research Office

CSU has a strong commitment to research and research education and seeks to actively promote the latest news on CSU research breakthroughs through its website and the media.

During your candidature, you will have support every step of the way. A principal supervisor and supervisory team will provide all the support you need to develop your project, conduct your research, and offer advice as you progress with your research. Your supervisory team may come from varied backgrounds, providing a range of perspectives and expertise in different aspects of your selected topic.

Charles Sturt University engages in strategic, applied research that focuses on significant problems or issues. Key drivers for CSU's research activities are quality and excellence, with an emphasis on the creation of new knowledge for the advancement of fields of study and the enhancement of the society in general.

Key areas of research concentration and expertise can be identified through CSU's Research Centres and Institutes. Significant research also occurs outside of designated research centres, including in partnership with other universities, industry, business and not-for-profit organisations. Responsibilities of the principal supervisor Your principal supervisor is a key point of contact. As you complete your research project, you will have regular consultations with your principal supervisor so they can monitor your progress and provide assistance with any difficulties you may experience. Your principal supervisor will report back to the Faculty Sub-Dean, Research, about your research progress. The principal supervisor has final responsibility for decisions the supervisory team may make in relation to your project. The principal supervisor can help you with:

CSU actively promotes the latest news on CSU research breakthroughs through the media.

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• negotiating the role of each co-supervisor • encouraging other members of the supervisory team to be actively involved in your research endeavours • ensuring your progress and quality of work meets the standards expected by the University and, where possible, assisting you to meet the required standards • ensuring you gain relevant approval from University and/or other ethics committees before collecting research data from human or animal subjects. They will also advise the Research Advisory Committee of the names and credentials of suitable examiners to assess your research.

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Responsibilities of the supervisory team Your supervisory team will provide valuable support during your research project. Regular meetings with your supervisory team throughout your project will help you stay focused on your project, talk about any issues you are having, and discuss ideas about your research methods and findings. The team will provide feedback on your research and drafts, as well as providing general support to keep you on track. Each member of your supervisory team may only have responsibilities relating to certain aspects of your research that correspond with their areas of expertise, but together, they can be a valuable source of support, encouragement and advice throughout your research project. The supervisory team can provide guidance on: • the nature of research • the standard expected for particular degrees • your choice of research topic • planning your research program • ethical issues relating to your research • methodological issues • data analysis issues They can also help you with: • exploring solutions to unexpected problems that arise during your research • providing feedback on drafts and prompt responses to any enquiries • helping ensure your work is at the expected standard • encouraging you to have your research published.

Enquire online: www.csu.edu.au/contacts/enquiry


Getting started You will need to have a general idea of what you would like to explore in your research project before you commence your candidature. This idea can be refined once you get started, to focus on a specific area of interest. Good starting points include thinking about aspects of your undergraduate or postgraduate degrees that particularly intrigued or interested you and that you would like to explore further. You should talk to your lecturers about their areas of expertise or discuss research topics with past or current students. Research in an area that interests you as you will spend a lot of time working on your research project so it should be something you are passionate about. The University can provide you with potential research topics to help point you in the right direction. Your research should not be so broad you cannot cover it enough detail, or so narrow you will struggle to find enough material for your final work. You need to choose a project you can complete in the permitted time. Prospective Higher Degree by Research students are strongly encouraged to make contact with the appropriate Faculty Sub-Dean before submitting an application. For further information visit: www.csu.edu.au/research-csu/ contact-research-at-csu

Choose the way you study Having decided that the time is right to take on Higher Degree by Research study, thought now needs to be given to the appropriate study method to best realise your academic ambitions. Regardless of the option selected, you will be supported along the way by CSU staff who are committed to ensuring your success.

However you choose to complete your candidature, you will be supported along the way by CSU staff who are committed to ensuring your success.

While there may be a coursework component within an HDR, when you’re studying a Master degree or Doctorate/PhD you can spend at least two-thirds of your time on a thesis based on your own original research. Many HDR students need to fit their study around current commitments, so CSU offers flexibility and the support you need to make your study work for you. Whether you decide to pursue full-time or part-time study, on campus or by distance education, there really is a study mode that will suit your individual needs and lifestyle.

Choose where you study Research can be conducted from anywhere in the world as our online facilities allow you to access our libraries, submit assignments and progress reports, access materials, and use forums and chat rooms to connect with supervisors and other researchers whenever and wherever it suits you. In collaboration with your supervisory team, you set the pace that works for you, your work and your life commitments.

TESTIMONIAL “My course is preparing me for the research and academic workforce. It is providing me with the knowledge, practical skills and experience to be able to conduct meaningful and accurate research and be able to share my findings with others in an appropriate manner. "I made several new friends during my Honours year, and more now that I am into my PhD.” Fiona White Doctor of Philosophy - Science student

Study by distance education CSU provides an excellent range of support tools for distance education students, allowing you to access library resources and research materials, connect with other researchers and access online support tools. Depending on supervisory capacity you can arrange to undertake your research almost anywhere in the world. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/distance-education

Telephone: 1800 334 733

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CSU makes it easy CSU is committed to internationally competitive research and research training. At CSU, we want to make your study experience a positive one. That’s why we have a range of services and support options to help prepare you for your research and make it work for you.

CSU has a huge network of more than

24,000 distance education students from across Australia and around the world.

Support for research students

Professional development

CSU is committed to facilitating a positive learning environment for research students and focuses its energies towards increasing Higher Degree by Research student completions. As a CSU HDR student, you will be offered:

All members of the research community at CSU, whether they are students, academic staff or support staff, have access to a comprehensive suite of research professional development (PD) programs designed to ensure that each researcher is equipped with the knowledge, skills, tools and pathways they require to be successful in their research endeavours. A limited number of programs are designed for specific groups, for example Higher Degree by Research candidates or research supervisors.

• targeted workshops to support your research progress and to facilitate peer interaction, and mentoring support from Associate and Sub-Deans, Heads of Schools, Centre Directors and Research Groups • help to develop and strengthen your academic writing, time management and other skills — from the very beginning of your candidature to submitting your thesis ­— including workshops, online materials, writing groups and individual consultations • opportunities for social contact to assist your involvement in the broader research culture • quality research supervision, with monitored workloads • opportunities to be linked with Research Centres and groups. Students studying by distance education may receive financial assistance, and are strongly encouraged to visit their supervisors once per session, and to attend professional development activities.

TESTIMONIAL “It is imperative that research students are supported through meaningful networks, mentoring and career opportunities. "CSU stands out as a very supportive environment in which to work. There is a good spirit of collegiality here."

CSU currently has over 400 researchers completing their candidature through our Faculties and Research Centres.

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Dr Sue Saltmarsh Senior Lecturer in Education CSU's School of Teacher Education

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Whatever your requirements, you are strongly encouraged to consult with a mentor or supervisor and map out a research professional development program that will meet your needs and progressively build your knowledge and skills in areas of importance to you and your research career. As a research student you can access the professional development activities developed and organised by the Research Office. The majority of Professional Development programs are delivered through an online and interactive platform, so access to the full range of offerings is easy. Activities include: • an induction and orientation workshop for research students • methodology and statistics consultations • a range of other research professional development programs for students and researchers • thesis writing workshops • training in the use of Library resources and associated software. For more information visit:

www.csu.edu.au/research/professionaldevelopment

Enquire online: www.csu.edu.au/contacts/enquiry


Library

CSU Interact

Higher Degree by Research students have full access to on campus libraries and online resources.

CSU Interact is an integrated online, collaborative learning environment that supports learning and teaching at CSU. This allows staff and students to access a number of CSU-developed applications, as well as a collection of new teaching and learning tools.

Through CSU’s libraries, you can: • access thousands of ebooks and ejournals, dictionaries and encyclopaedias, multimedia and readings • access online learning material on how to use the Library and find resources through CSU's other libraries • get assistance from Information Librarians via phone, live chat or email • use 24-hour Learning Commons, which are available on campus at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga, and a Learning Commons open extended hours at Port Macquarie. These collaborative student-centred spaces incorporate group and quiet study areas, sofas and informal meeting spaces, assistive technology rooms for students with a disability, food and coffee, computing and multimedia facilities, and have laptops for loan • keep up-to-date with what is happening in your Library via the Library blog (www.csu.edu.au/division/library/ research/blogs.html), newsletters, and Twitter. If you are not completing your research on campus, you can request books, multimedia or articles through the Library website. The Library pays the postage both ways for distance education students living anywhere in Australia.

Through CSU Interact, you also have access to a range of tools including wikis, blogs, eportfolios, news, screen-sharing and chat features. The subject forum allows you to exchange ideas, engage in debate and discuss research with fellow researchers and supervisors. Forums are helpful in establishing a real sense of community among distance education students.

TESTIMONIAL “The reputation was excellent, the program was what I wanted, the flexibility ideal, and CSU is an international expert in my field of study.

CSU campus libraries have Learning Commons open 24 hours, so you can access a range of library resources at whatever time suits you.

“I have had considerable personal and career development through my studies. The international exposure has led to a new degree of understanding and awareness." Judi Malone Doctor of Philosophy student by distance education

Books and articles not held by CSU can also be requested using the interlibrary loan form within the Library website. Interlibrary loans are free for CSU higher degree by research students. CSU also has Faculty Liaison Librarians who provide individual training and support to research students. For more information about what CSU’s libraries can offer you, visit:

www.csu.edu.au/division/library

Telephone: 1800 334 733

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Funding for HDR candidates As a Higher Degree by Research student, you may be required to pay fees for your course, however, you may also be able to access other funds, such as grants from industry and professional bodies, scholarships and other funding to help you with the costs associated with carrying out your research. Fees Higher Degree by Research candidates fall into one of two groups, fee paying and non-fee paying. If you are enrolled in a fee paying course, fees are payable twice a year (for each six months of study) and vary depending upon the course undertaken and enrolment status (full-time or part-time). Details on the level of fees payable can be found at: www.csu.edu.au/courses/fees-and-costs If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a citizen of New Zealand and have a scholarship to support your living expenses (a stipend) then in most cases you are eligible for, and allocated, a research training scheme (RTS) place, which pays for your tuition fees. Effectively, your fees are paid by the Australian Government. Additionally, some HDR candidates may have tuition fees paid through a variety of other schemes such as Faculty funded places and the CSU Academic Staff Higher Degree Training Scheme. Details of these schemes can be found in the 'scholarships' section of the CSU Research web-page: www.csu.edu.au/research/support/ research-students You should contact the Sub-Dean or Associate Dean of your Faculty if you wish to discuss Faculty fee-waiver places. You may be able to access grants from industry and professional bodies to help fund your research.

Scholarships and grants CSU makes significant, strategic investments annually to support research and research education. These investments include Faculty Compact Funding, CSU Research Centres funding, HDR scholarships and fee support, infrastructure investments and a range of internal research support schemes. The Joint Academic Scholarship Online Network (JASON) is a useful, one-stop resource for scholarship information. Importantly, many of these scholarships can be applied for at any stage of the HDR candidature, to support the HDR candidate in future years. Check the guidelines for each scheme to see whether this opportunity applies to that particular scheme. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/research/support/ research-students The University administers a number of scholarship schemes for HDR candidates, which provide a stipend for living expenses and also some additional maintenance support for the conduct of your research. Typically applications close for these schemes in October each year. In addition to these schemes, other scholarships are available through external funding agencies. To support your research during your candidature you may have access to some funds to cover costs associated with completing your study. Resource funds for higher degree research may be made available from the following sources: • externally funded scholarships, where the funding body determines the amount to be made available (e.g. CRC Scholarships) • as part of an Australian Postgraduate Award (industry). The Research Office provides funding (determined on an annual basis) for Government-funded HDR candidates for a maximum period of two years for a full-time Master candidate and 3.5 years for a full-time Doctoral candidate. In addition to these sources of funds, researchers and HDR students may be able to access some funding through their relevant Faculty. Please contact your Faculty Sub-Dean or Associate Dean for further information.

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Tuition fee support Successful scholarship applicants have their tuition fees covered as follows: Domestic students: are provided with an entitlement under the Research Training Scheme. Doctoral students are awarded a four-year (full-time equivalent) entitlement and Master by Research students are awarded a two year (full-time equivalent) entitlement. International on campus students: are awarded either an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship for three years (full-time equivalent) in the case of doctoral students and two years full-time in the case of Master by Research students.

TESTIMONIAL “During my research I became increasingly aware of the pivotal role Charles Sturt University holds in regional Australia. The institution’s position and networks enabled my research project to realise its potential. In addition, Charles Sturt University has a wide range of accessible support mechanisms for postgraduate research, including outstanding facilities, research grants and experienced academic staff.

Faculty fee-waivers: Faculties will consider applications from all students to faculty funded places for both part-time and full-time candidates.

“As a regional institution, Charles Sturt University provides the advantage of lower overheads relative to urban centres in regard to transport and living costs. Another advantage is time. There are no large commutes and you can allocate more time to working productively, making it an excellent choice for research.”

Travel grants

Dr Rohan Nicol CSU graduate

Some assistance with travel costs is available for eligible HDR candidates to meet with their supervisors and/or attend research professional development sessions. Travel assistance grants are only available to HDR candidates who are Australian or New Zealand citizens and some permanent residents, studying by distance education, or Commonwealth funded. To assist eligible HDR candidates with some of the associated costs of travelling, the Research Office provides one travel assistance grant per session.

FOR MORE INFORMATION If you need to know more about fees and financial assistance for your research, please contact the Research Office on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or +61 2 6338 6077 (international callers). CSU makes significant, strategic investments annually to support research and research education across our four faculties – Arts, Business, Education and Science.

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University Research Centres University Research Centres provide six areas of research focus in the University, and provide HDR students the opportunity to link their work with strong multi-disciplinary research teams.

Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)

EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS)

In partnership with the University of Melbourne, CAPPE conducts ground-breaking research, provides policy input and promotes community discussion and professional dialogue in relation to critical issues within the public and political domain.

The EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is a collaborative alliance between CSU and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

ILWS was established in 2005 with the aim of undertaking internationally recognised research in social and environmental sustainability that enhances the livelihoods and lifestyles of people in rural and regional Australia. It builds on the recognised strengths in social and environmental research of the pre-existing Centre for Rural Social Research and the Johnstone Centre for Research in Natural Resources and Society. These centres form the principal scholarly communities of ILWS.

CAPPE commenced operations in 2000 and is the world’s largest concentration of applied philosophers. Spanning three of Australia’s most prestigious universities our purpose is to connect rigorous philosophical thinking with policy input, community discussion, and professional aims. It is unique in its blend of research depth and its presence in the public sphere. CAPPE aims to assist members of the community to make more ethically informed choices by making available the considerable resources of the rich tradition in philosophical theory, as well as other information, such as empirical research and the statement of fundamental human rights in international instruments of human rights. It also aims to combine frontier research in social and applied philosophy with close attention to the concrete problems and requirements of practitioners in the public sphere. The Centre's work is organised around six integrated research areas • • • •

business and professional ethics criminal justice ethics ethical issues in biotechnology ethical issues in political violence and state sovereignty • IT and nanotechnology: ethics of emergent technology • justice and the human good. For more information, visit:

The Centre aims to address the critical challenges currently facing the agriculture industries of Australia, such as declining rural profits and changing demography, uncertainty due to climate change and global warming, declining soil health and soil erosion, water cost and quality, the future of pesticides, bio-security, the genetic modification and organic debate, community concerns about the environment, animal health and rights, changing markets and globalisation, changing funding structures and increasing regulation. The EH Graham Centre is ideally located in dryland and irrigated mixed farming areas and permanent pasture agricultural systems of south-eastern Australia. It has strong global links with a number of countries, including Cambodia, Canada, China, East Timor, Guatemala, India, Japan, Mexico, the Phillipines, the USA and Vietnam. Priority research areas include: • • • •

production and food security climate change and water biosecurity and pest management environmental and human health.

For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/research/grahamcentre

ILWS research has received a rating of 4/5 in an ERA assessment by the Australian Research Council, indicating its work is above world standard. Its research is carried out in collaboration with colleagues across CSU, other universities, government departments, research agencies and industry. Strategic research areas for the ILWS include: • social research for regional natural resource management • sustainable water • social aspects of climate change adaptation • sustainable business development in regional Australia • woody regrowth in rural landscapes • innovative perspectives on energy • ecosystem services • improving rural livelihoods and environments in developing countries. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws

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National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC)

Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT)

The NWGIC exists to use knowledge generated by scientific research to drive value-adding innovation through extension, education or training channels.

Public theology is concerned with analysis of the public expression of the Christian faith, and the public implications of the Christian faith for the whole of society and the environment.

The Centre integrates the viticulture and wine science expertise of staff from CSU and NSW Department of Primary Industries, co-located at the Ron Potter Centre in Wagga Wagga, NSW and is funded by the University, the Department and the NSW Wine Industry Association. A commercial winery and vineyard support the University's programs in wine science and viticulture. Principle research activities include viticulture, wine flavour and phenolic components, expert systems in viticulture, vine pathology, wine microbiology and dairy technology. The NWGIC generates scientific knowledge in the fields of viticulture and oenology and provides it through: • scientific publications and presentations which inform the global community • the content of CSU’s education courses • the content of its extension materials and NSW DPI training courses • development of technologies for grape and wine production. The NWGIC: • coordinates extension activities Australia-wide • prepares extension materials which draw on scientific knowledge generated by the Centre and others • offers research training opportunities for students of CSU. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/nwgic

Contextual theology refers to analysis of the way theology has been conceived in particular contexts. It is concerned with the interaction between universal themes in theology and issues relating to the particular context in which theology is developed. In Australia it is particularly concerned with the effects of dispossession of the land of the Indigenous people’s and the ongoing process of reconciliation. This research centre breaks new ground in the theological scene in Australia. Traditionally theology has been undertaken within a narrow ecclesial environment ignoring the wider contexts. The twin focus of the research group, both public and contextual, point to an overriding concern for questions and issues relevant in contemporary society in the Australian setting. PaCT's research groupings include: • • • •

faiths and cultures theory and praxis of PaCT religion and society scripture and social ethics.

For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/theology/ pact

Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) RIPPLE is a multi-disciplinary research centre that conducts high-quality applied research and consultation in the field of professional practice and implications for professional learning and education. Within this broad rubric, central concerns are issues of epistemology, quality, responsibility and the development of intra and inter-disciplinary communities of practice. Through its research and development work, the Institute enhances practice in a range of professions and fields including education, health and professional practice by influencing practice and practice education. RIPPLE's research and development work includes investigations in practice philosophy and theory, the nature of professions and professionalism across diverse fields of professional practice, professional identities and practice development throughout professional careers, and issues concerning how cultures and contexts shape professional practices. RIPPLE has an active and energetic research program involving around 35 researchers working on professional practice in a diverse range of settings including family day care, childcare, preschools, primary and secondary schools, the vocational education and training sector, business and management, nursing and allied health professions including physiotherapy and occupational therapy. RIPPLE staff work with a range of external partners including local, state, and federal government, community groups, industry, education providers at all levels and migrant organisations. Projects range from small community linked research projects to large projects funded by groups including the Australian Research Council.

For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/research/ripple

Telephone: 1800 334 733

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Faculty Research Centres In addition to University Research Centres, the Faculties of Business and Science support specific research centres. TESTIMONIAL "Being able to achieve better outcomes for people with asthma through implementation of a pharmacy-based asthma management service has been the highlight of my research career. "I am a member of the cardiovascular research group of the Centre for Inland Health, and there are other researchers in this group that have complementary expertise.

Centre for Inland Health (CIH) Evidence is building that the health of inland populations is generally poorer than that of their city or coastal counterparts. The mission of the Centre for Inland Health is to conduct high quality, collaborative research that guides and informs asset-based community development to build health and enhance the management of chronic conditions in inland communities of Australia and other nations. The Centre for Inland Health has links with industry bodies, as well as other CSU research centres. Key research areas are: • cardiovascular and respiratory research • cell biology, genetics and immunology in health and disease • physical activity and fatigue in health, disease and occupations • community well-being, human services and clinical care. The Centre's focus is on health in inland communities, and the health of priority groups in this context, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, or particular groups at points in time, such as farmers and their families during drought. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/research/inland-health

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Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS) The CSU's Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS) has achieved over $2 million in National Competitive Grants, principally from the Australian Research Council (ARC). Since its early years, the Centre for Research in Complex Systems has grown to include aspects of business modelling and the social systems theory. The group comprises about 20 academic staff members with PhDs and a number of research students with a focus on the fundamental principles of intelligent, adaptive systems. The Centre is a primary node of the ARC network in complex and open systems (COSNet) and a member of the ARC network in human and computer speech (HCSNet). It was also instrumental in the successful bid for the CRC in Spatial Information and has an ongoing project funded by this CRC.

"I am fortunate to have been supported by CSU small and competitive research grants that have allowed me to build a research profile, and useful collaboration with respiratory researchers at other universities and research institutes. I have been mentored by other successful CSU researchers through review of draft research grant applications and other useful feedback and suggestions. "CSU is supportive of researchers at all levels. If you have the type of mind that is always questioning the reasons why things happen and links between factors that influence outcomes, then research at CSU is for you." Debbie Burton Researcher

This program focuses on intelligent information systems. Such systems comprise numerous agents with the capacity to learn and adapt to and modify their environment. Examples extend from virtual environments to self-describing agents on the internet. For more information, visit: www.charybdis.mit.csu.edu.au/crics

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Australian Research Council Research Centre TESTIMONIAL "My research has taken me to many parts of the world, brought me into contact with brilliant and interesting people, and provided me with the opportunity to speak and write for different kinds of audiences. "I love to communicate and my research has given me the opportunity to do this in lots of new and exciting ways and contexts.

Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) was established in 2007 to boost policing and security research capacity in Australia amid the growing complexity and internationalisation and transnational crime in the post 9/11 environment. CEPS conducts path-breaking research, provides policy input and promotes community discussion and professional dialogue in relation to critical issues within the public and political domain. CEPS is a complex research enterprise consisting of multiple collaborating researchers, and university and partner organisations. CEPS is administered by Griffith University in Brisbane and operates across four university nodes. CEPS brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines including criminology, psychology, sociology, international relations, political science, law, ethics and history. Its research programs are organised into four thematic research program areas, each led by a Chief Investigator: • Attacking Serious and Organised Crime • Extending Frontiers • Governing for Security • Vulnerable Communities The fifth research program, Implementation and Integration, supports the other programs by focusing on examining the challenges of ignorance and uncertainty, and how evidence is used to influence policy and practice. All research program areas are interrelated, reflecting the cross-disciplinary nature of CEPS research and the nexus between policing and security.

"There are internal research grant schemes that I have used to seed new research endeavours. I have also been determined to pursue research across a range of interests and this has been encouraged by the people to whom I report." Michael Gard Researcher

Your supervisor or supervisory team will be there to provide guidance and support every step of the way as you complete your research program through CSU.

If you would like to find out more about your options for conducting research at CSU, contact one of our friendly advisers on 1800 334 733.

For more information, visit: www.ceps.edu.au

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Cooperative Research Centres The Federal Government funds various Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs). These Centres provide a strong industry focus to ensure a strategic framework to provide applied industry research development.

CRC for Cotton Catchment Communities The mission of the CRC for Cotton Catchment Communities is to undertake high quality, collaborative research and provide education to benefit the Australian cotton industry, regional communities and the nation.

CRC for Future Farm Industries

CRC for National Plant Biosecurity

The CRC for Future Farm Industries is developing new and adaptable farming systems for Australia by creating new land-use systems that will make agriculture more productive, adaptable to climate variability, sustainable and diverse.

The vision is to be a world leader in the generation, development and delivery of plant biosecurity science and education. The mission is to foster scientific collaboration and engage stakeholders to deliver plant biosecurity technologies that will reduce risk to, and ensure sustainability of, Australia’s plant industries.

It runs five research programs, with a focus on the farm, catchment, community, product and adoption of research.

Its research aims to improve the resilience of Australian agriculture to climate change, salinity, climate variability and drought, with a primary focus on perennial plants.

Through these programs, it aims to:

Research streams include:

• develop competitive cotton farming systems • contribute to best practice cotton enterprises, promoting sustainability and reducing impacts on catchments • encourage mutually beneficial interactions between industry and regional communities • improve cotton production • increase new knowledge and enhance the decision-making capability of people working in or with the cotton industry. For more information, visit: www.cottoncrc.org.au

• agribusiness and education • biodiversity and water • future cropping systems • future livestock production • new woody crop industries. For more information, visit: www.futurefarmonline.com.au

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The CRC for National Plant Biosecurity started operations in 2005, and conducts research across all Australian states and territories, with 24 participating organisations including industry, universities, state and federal governments. Its research programs focus on: • preparedness and prevention • diagnostics • surveillance • impact management • post-harvest integrity. For more information, visit: www.crcplantbiosecurity.com.au

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CSU Alumni TESTIMONIAL “Our lives often follow strange paths, leading us in directions we would never have dreamed of when we were young. “My great mentor was my grandmother, who instilled in all of us the love of lifelong learning. Her motto was to ‘learn something new every day’ and now I try to urge my family to keep Nan’s motto alive.

CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork The CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork is striving to have Australian pork recognised as high integrity, premium quality, safe and in demand. Its research efforts are focused on meeting the challenges of maintaining local production of high quality food at a reasonable price, while preventing negative impacts on pig welfare, environment or health of the consumer. Its aims are to achieve: • e fficient and ethical production without sow confinement in stalls or crates, or widespread antibiotic medication use • delivery of key nutrients safely and enhancing the health and wellbeing of consumers. For more information, visit: www.porkcrc.com.au

Telephone: 1800 334 733

“In my early 50s, I turned to Charles Sturt University to start some serious study again, and went on to do three postgraduate courses over the following four years. “To all of you who are past students or are just yearning to do something different and refresh your lives, please do as I did. Pick up the phone and have a chat with someone from CSU. “The benefits that flow from doing study later in life are many and varied. First, it helps blow the cobwebs out of your brain; second it gives you a new way of looking at things, and most importantly, it brings a new perspective to your life and freshness to your brain that is completely invigorating. Apart from all that, it may well provide opportunities you will want to pursue.” Andrew Robbins

CSU aims to build strong and mutually rewarding relationships between our alumni and the University to enhance professional and industry interaction, inspire our graduates to become active advocates of CSU, and to encourage our alumni to contribute back to the University. By making the most of the opportunities offered to you at CSU and promoting your University experiences, you are contributing towards the University’s reputation and consequently enhancing your job prospects. More than 140,000 former students and staff of CSU or one of our antecedent institutions make up the CSU alumni community. We encourage our graduates as well as current students to become a part of our active online alumni community, which provides members with: • the opportunity to build relationships and personal development • career advancement through networking opportunities • ongoing education opportunities • opportunities to make connections and friendships. Register at: www.csu.edu.au/alumni

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Fields of research Fields of research concentrations are those areas identified by the Faculties of the University in which there are concentrations of research and supervision expertise. When considering your research focus, you are encouraged to discuss your field with Faculty staff to ensure alignment with your intended research area, and that the University has available supervisors to work with you.

FACULTY OF ARTS

FACULTY OF BUSINESS

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

The Arts • Performing Arts • Visual Arts

Accounting • Financial Accounting • Management Accounting

Education for Rural / Regional Sustainability • Rural and Remote Education

Historical Studies

Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing • Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics • Computer Vision • Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation • Pattern Recognition and Data Mining • Simulation and Modelling

Education Studies • Child Development • Curriculum Studies • Curriculum Theory, Development and Evaluation • Early Childhood Education • Educational Psychology • Educational Policy and Administration • History of Education • Inclusive and Special Education • Literacies, Numeracies and Multiliteracies • Mathematics Education • Sociology of Education

Journalism, Communication and Media • Media and Communication Studies Law Enforcement • Crime Prevention • Criminology Literature Studies • Australian Literature Philosophy and Religion • Philosophy • Professional and Applied Ethics • Religion and Religious Traditions Policy and Administration • Public Policy • Public Administration • Research, Science and Technology Policy Psychology • Developmental Psychology and Ageing • Industrial and Organisational Psychology • Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language • Psychology • Social and Community Psychology Studies in Human Society • Anthropology • Human Geography • Human Services • Rural Social Studies • Sociology • Social Work • Other Studies in Human Society

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Distributed Computing • Distributed and Grid Systems • Web Technologies Economics • Agricultural Economics • Environmental and Resource Economics • Industry Economics and Industrial Organisations Information Systems • Information Systems Management Management • Human Resources Management • Industrial Relations • International Business • Organisational Behaviour • Organisational Planning and Management Marketing • Consumer Behaviour • Marketing Management, Strategy and Relationship Marketing • Marketing Theory • Product or Service Development Numerical and Computational Mathematics • Numerical Analysis

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Human Movement Studies • Exercise Physiology • Physical Education Information Studies • Library and Information Systems • Teacher Librarianship Teacher Education and Professional Development Vocational Education and Training

INFORMATION For more information about research opportunities at CSU, visit: www.csu.edu.au/research

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE Animal Production • Animal Husbandry • Animal Production Biochemistry and Cell Biology • Analytical Biochemistry • Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Manufacturing Engineering • Robotics and Mechatronics Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry • Clinical Chemistry Medical Microbiology

Biological Sciences • Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Medical Physiology • Systems Physiology

Chemical Sciences • Environmental Chemistry (including Atmospheric Chemistry) • Other Chemical Sciences

Microbiology

Crop and Pasture Production • Agronomy • Crop and Pasture Production • Plant Biochemistry and Physiology • Plant Protection (Pests, Disease and Weeds) Ecology and Evolution • Freshwater Ecology (excluding Limnology) • Palaeoecology • Terrestrial Ecology Environmental Sciences • Wildlife and Habitat Management Geomatic Engineering • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Horticulture • Horticulture • Oenology and Viticulture

Completing your Higher Degree by Research at CSU offers you opportunities to work alongside industry and make a real contribution to your field of interest.

Nursing Other Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences • Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application, etc.) • Other Agricultural Sciences Public Health and Health Services Rural Management • Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Management Soil and Water Sciences • Applied Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.) • Soil Biology • Soil Chemistry • Soil Capability and Soil Degradation Veterinary Medicine

TESTIMONIAL “Charles Sturt University is a great university to do research at because each campus is located right near field sites and research laboratories. I can jump into my car in the morning and go straight to my field site without having to travel for hours through city traffic, and get to where I work and then travel back to my great research facilities at the laboratory in good time. “I also believe that living within a regional community gives you a good perspective and understanding of the impact of environmental issues within the area. It means you can observe the interaction between the community and environmental issues.” Associate Professor Robyn Watts School of Environmental Sciences

Industrial Biotechnology and Food Sciences • Fermentation, Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology • Food Processing

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How to apply Applications for both distance education and on campus research at CSU are made direct to the University by Online Admission, accessed through the online course brochure for your course (www.csu.edu.au/courses) or at www.csu.edu.au/apply-online Further information is available by contacting info.csu: Telephone:

1800 334 733 (free call within Australia)

Telephone:

+61 2 6338 6077 (outside Australia)

Facsimile:

+61 2 6338 6001

Web enquiry: www.csu.edu.au/ contacts/enquiry

On the following pages, you will find CSU’s higher degrees by research for on campus and distance education study in 2014. For more information, please visit our online course brochures at: www.csu.edu.au/courses or contact one of our friendly student advisers on 1800 334 733.

Key for locations

KEY locations: Multi campus - study location is dependent on your research topic Parramatta - Parr Wagga Wagga - WW OTHER:

Students are required to complete the additional information form at www.csu.edu.au/research-csu/how-to-apply which includes a research outline. International applicants should apply direct to the University through the CSU Admissions Office or a CSU approved Recruitment Agent. For a list of CSU approved agents, visit: www.csu.edu.au/international/csu-agents

Admission requirements Applicants must generally hold a Master degree or an Honours degree with Class 1 or Class 2 (Division 1), taken over a minimum of four years, from an approved tertiary institution, relevant to their chosen field of study. In addition, relevant professional experience may also be a requirement with some courses. To see any specific admission requirements for your course, please visit the online course brochure at:

www.csu.edu.au/courses

Internet access CSU places great emphasis on services to its students. It is a leader in the provision of online services and, in particular, the use of the internet in the support of teaching, administration and communications with students. The online environment is so integrated into all aspects of student life and the learning experience at CSU that the University now assumes that all students will have ongoing access to an internet connected computer capable of communicating with CSU online systems.

Closing dates Applications for HDR are accepted all year round. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this continuous assessment scheme by lodging their application as early as possible, taking note of the relevant closing dates for sessions. Prospective Higher Degree by Research students are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate Faculty Sub-Dean before submitting an application. Phone 1800 334 733 to obtain the relevant contact details.

IMPORTANT Prospective Higher Degree by Research students are strongly encouraged to make contact with the appropriate Faculty Sub-Dean before submitting an application. Phone 1800 334 733 for relevant contact details.

For further information on session start times, visit:

www.csu.edu.au/apply/closing-dates

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Higher Degrees by Research Higher Degrees by Research are the pinnacle of your personal and academic performance and highlight your contribution to knowledge on a global scale. Study at this level aims to conduct strategic and applied research of an international standard that creates new knowledge that can benefit local, national and international communities. Whether you want to propose a cure, develop new technologies, enhance your artistic career or solve a scientific, educational or business problem, CSU’s suite of courses, research centres and supervisory capability can help you achieve outstanding results. You will develop advanced analytical, research and problem solving skills that have a practical application. This is an opportunity to work with industry leaders and senior academics through a process that will challenge and nourish your understanding of your discipline area.

DEGREES IN: Applied Science

Ministry

Arts

Philosophy

Business Administration

Social Work

Communication

Sustainable Agriculture

Health Science

Theology

Information Technology

Veterinary Studies

Islamic Studies Research

point of pride

high FUNDING SUCCESS rate CSU has made a significant strategic investment in research capacity-building and support. In 2013, CSU recorded the highest success rate in the sector for ARC Discovery Projects, with seven out of the 18 applications submitted successful in receiving funding. The ARC Discovery Projects is a highly competitive and prestigious national scheme and this outstanding achievement will return more than $1.8 million in Category 1 research funding to the University. CSU researchers were also named on at least two additional successful grants to be led through other institutions.

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Higher Degrees by Research Doctor of Business Administration CSU’s Doctor of Business Administration provides an opportunity for experienced business and public sector personnel to refine and extend their business knowledge and skill at an advanced level. Enrolment information Campus

Multi campus

Course duration

3 - 4 years FT 6 - 8 years PT

On campus

Distance education

On campus

Distance education

CSU’s Doctor of Communication is a research degree providing the opportunity for advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the disciplines of Journalism, Public Relations and Organisational Communication, Advertising, Cultural Performance and other closely related fields.

CSU’s Doctor of Health Science provides the opportunity for advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the health sciences, particularly Allied Health, Community Health, Dentistry, Medical Radiation Science, Medical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students’ research will be supervised by leading researchers from the University.

Campus

Multi campus

Course duration

3 - 4 years FT 6 - 8 years PT

On campus

Distance education

Enrolment information

International students

020099G

Doctor of Health Science

Enrolment information

International students CRICOS code

Doctor of Communication

About the course This course is research focused and designed to extend professional business, management or administrative knowledge, therefore is suited to candidates who have a strong, practical business or management background and are interested in developing their analytical, research and problem solving skills.

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The course builds upon candidates’ existing strengths by formally providing them with practical and business/management relevant research skills. As a research based professional doctorate, this course provides strong industry focused and practically relevant education to produce better informed, skilled and reflective professional practitioners. It equips professionals for diverse and changing work contexts by offering the development of skills and knowledge that will have enduring benefits. On completion candidates will have: • demonstrated a knowledge of research principles and methodologies relevant to professional business or management • developed their ability to successfully identify, investigate and resolve problems in business • successfully conducted research into a current problem in business and presented the findings of the research in a dissertation • been prepared for appointments at the most senior level in government, business and academia • made a contribution to the knowledge of professional practice and its advancement through the integration of theory and practice in their written thesis. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ doctor_business

CRICOS code On campus

072059G

Distance education

Campus

Multi campus

Course duration

3 - 4 years FT 6 - 8 years PT

On campus

Distance education

About the course

CRICOS code

The Doctor of Communication taught subjects are student-centred and project-driven. They are designed to encourage experienced practitioners in a range of communications fields to consider their practice from a societal, cultural and technological perspective as well as examine practice in detail. Over this period, the student will develop their research proposal which is presented to Faculty and peers before the start of the independent research project(s).

On campus

The objectives of this degree are to: • provide a research grounding for reflective practitioner research and practice-based research in the disciplines that constitute the field of communication • extend the student’s knowledge of the disciplines of communication and closely related fields • develop the attributes required of the candidate to successfully identify, investigate and resolve problems confronting these fields • enable candidates to carry out a program of independent research into current problems confronting communication and present the findings of the research in a thesis or portfolio of research • provide graduates with a competitive advantage in achieving high-level success in their profession. Applicants will: • hold a Class 1 or Class 2 (Division 1) Bachelor (Honours) degree, or • a Master degree by coursework (attained at a course Grade Point Average of 5.00 or better), or a Master degree by research • have at least five years full-time (or equivalent) practice in the communication field or in a cognate area, a significant amount of which should be at industry professional level, and meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements • have access to an appropriate organisation during the period of enrolment to carry out their empirical research work, so that the practical requirements of the program can be met.

International students 068865M

Distance education

About the course CSU’s Doctor of Health Science aims to provide a tool for advanced research enabling candidates to contribute in a significant way to the knowledge and practice in their profession. This flexible course can be undertaken parttime or full-time by distance education or on campus. The course is designed to provide academic and professional development to applicants with experience or working in the broad area of Health Science, while allowing significant flexibility to accommodate individual student, industry and/or professional requirements. The course aims to provide the individual with the skill and knowledge base to extend their clinical capability, providing opportunity for career advancement, employment diversification and a stimulating working environment. For admission to the Doctor of Health Science, applicants would need to demonstrate that they are working in an appropriate field within, or relevant to, the health professions and can demonstrate they have the opportunity to complete the applied research/investigation components of the course, and hold either: • a Master degree or equivalent (by research or by coursework with a research project) in an approved area of Health Science, with Credit grades or above in all subjects undertaken • an Honours degree in an approved area of Health Science, with Class 2 or better. Additionally, applicants who have had a minimum of three years of relevant professional and/or vocational experience (with relevance being determined by the Doctor of Health Science Program Leader in conjunction with the proposed principal supervisor) will be granted 16 points credit. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ health_science_doctor

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CSU’s Doctor of Information Technology is designed to provide the opportunity for advanced, critical reflection on professional practice in information and communication technology and closely related fields. Enrolment information Campus

Multi campus

Course duration

3 - 4 years FT 6 - 8 years PT

On campus

Distance education

Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Social Work

CSU’s Doctor of Ministry aims to provide the opportunity for advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the discipline of Christian Ministry and closely related fields.

CSU’s Doctor of Social Work supports eligible students in advanced and critical reflection on professional social work practice, to meet the needs of social work professionals aspiring to the highest levels within their discipline.

Enrolment information Campus

Multi campus

Enrolment information

Course duration

3 - 4 years FT 6 - 8 years PT

Campus

WW

Course duration

3 - 4 years FT 6 - 8 years PT

On campus

Distance education

On campus

On campus

CRICOS code

064846B (Can) 043703B (Parr) 072675E (Can) (extended) 072450M (Parr) (extended)

N/A

Distance education

International students

International students CRICOS code

Distance education

About the course The Doctor of Information Technology extends knowledge of the discipline of information and communication technology and develops attributes required to successfully identify, investigate and resolve problems confronting these fields. Students carry out research into a current problem confronting information and communication technology, and present the findings in a thesis. CSU’s Doctor of Information Technology is a unique doctorate that is applied, flexible and industry supported. Applied: During your doctoral studies you will be developing a series of IT industry White Papers and the subject of your final thesis will be a real world issue or innovation that delivers tangible benefits to the Information Technology industry. Flexible: The Doctorate incorporates the Graduate Certificate in Computing Research, and the Master of Computing Research. This structure gives you the opportunity to take a break from your Doctorate at fixed points in your study, or to exit the Doctorate while still obtaining a qualification. Industry supported: Your supervision team will include an industry based adjunct supervisor who is an expert in the area you are researching. Career opportunities: The Doctor of Information Technology will develop extensive research and scholarly writing skills desired for middle to senior level Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professionals such as Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Chief Technology Officers, Development Managers, Enterprise Architects, IT Managers, IT Strategists, IT Policy Managers and ICT Consultants. Further information:

On campus

Distance education

About the course The three main aims of the course are: • extension of a candidate’s knowledge of the discipline of Christian Ministry, which underpins their profession • development of attributes required of the candidate to successfully identify, investigate and resolve problems confronting their profession • successful conduct by the candidate of research into a current problem confronting the profession and the presentation of the findings of the research in a thesis. Objectives of the course include: • providing a research grounding for reflective practitioner research and practice-based research in the disciplines that constitute the field of Christian Ministry • carrying out a program of research into current problems confronting Christian Ministry and presenting the findings of the research in a thesis or portfolio of research • demonstrating a developed critical theological approach to ministry and leadership in their profession • demonstrating a competitive advantage in achieving high-level success in their profession • understanding the need for, and having developed the capacity to, engender networks of trust and cooperation among ministry professionals • demonstrating development of new skills in the professional areas of preaching, leadership, and management • demonstrating a greater understanding and appreciation of social issues in the mission of the church in a local and global context. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ ministry_doctor

International students CRICOS code On campus

073076J

Distance education

About the course The Doctor of Social Work is designed for professionals who wish to extend their levels of professional practice, explore theoretical and practical issues within the profession and to acquire advanced research skills. This course produces graduates who are equipped to lead in social work research as well as in instructing and mentoring social workers. The course consists of five core subjects (80 points), a restricted elective (16 points) and a dissertation (96 points). The Doctor of Social Work will: • allow candidates to extend their knowledge of social work theory and the practice underpinning their profession through dedicated study and reflection • enable candidates to successfully identify, investigate and resolve problems confronting the social work profession through the acquisition of skills in reflection, research and writing • enable candidates to present findings of research in a dissertation • encourage candidates to publish at least one paper in their area of expertise • provide candidates with professional supervision to reflect on their own practice and to demonstrate a standard of excellence in their field. Career opportunities • director of health programs and services • health and family policy maker • family services researcher • senior social work practitioner CSU’s Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) articulates with the Doctorate, with 64 points credited towards the Doctorate on completion of the Master degree. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ social_work_doctor

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Higher Degrees by Research Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

Through the Faculty of Arts

Through the Faculty of Business

CSU’s Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture provides the opportunity for advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the area of sustainable agriculture. Students’ research will be supervised by leading researchers from the University, and applied in nature.

The Doctor of Philosophy through the Faculty of Arts offers graduates who have an excellent academic record and proven research skills the opportunity to conduct research at a level that will contribute to the knowledge base of their discipline.

CSU’s Doctor of Philosophy (Business) is a research degree for students who have an excellent academic record in business and who wish to undertake original and significant research in an approved area.

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Multi campus

Campus

Multi campus

Course duration

3 - 4 years FT 6 - 8 years PT

Course duration

3 years FT 6 years PT

On campus

Distance education

On campus

Distance education

International students CRICOS code On campus

International students 065837F

Distance education

CRICOS code

About the course CSU’s Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture is a professional Doctorate designed to increase the capacity of students to develop their own philosophical and ethical views on sustainable agriculture. It consists of one-third coursework comprising the Master of Sustainable Agriculture, and two-thirds research dissertation.

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Students will learn to collaborate in learning, undertake cooperative project work with farmers and others in the rural sector, and integrate their studies in ecologically sustainable agricultural production systems, business management, self-management and social behaviour. Students who complete the Master of Sustainable Agriculture, consisting of five core subjects (80 points) and two restricted electives (16 points), will be eligible to apply to progress to the Doctorate and will be required to complete a dissertation (96 points). Students graduate with enhanced analytical and creative thinking skills through the application of their learning to real-world issues and become autonomous or self-directed learners who are competent in research areas relating to their choice of study.

On campus

Campus

Multi campus

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3 years FT 6 years PT

On campus

Distance education

Distance education

On campus

About the course CSU offers a broad range of research categories in the Faculty of Arts, enabling students to produce a doctoral thesis focusing on a specific area of interest in their field. This program consists entirely of an individual research program, completed under supervision. Students are required to develop a research proposal, carry out the research and write a thesis. Students are also required to make presentations of their work at on campus colloquia. International students are required to visit the appropriate campus at least twice during their candidature in order to meet with their supervisor(s) and to present their research. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ doctor_philosophy_arts

International students CRICOS code

011999A 072438G (extended)

Enrolment information

016829A 072437G (extended)

Distance education

About the course The Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Business is designed to develop an advanced level of research capability that equips candidates to make a significant contribution to knowledge in a discipline or cross-discipline through conducting original research. Graduates will have the capacity to design and implement a high-quality, original research project of significance to a discipline or crossdisciplinary field. They will also be able to present a substantial and intellectually coherent thesis for submission to external examination against international standards. Categories of research supervision in the Faculty of Business include Accounting, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Distributed Computing, Economics, Management, Marketing, and Numerical and Computational Mathematics. Prospective students are advised to contact the Faculty of Business to help define and develop research parameters. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ doctor_philosophy_business

Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ doctor_sustainable_agriculture

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) enables you to complete pure research in your field of interest. CSU offers a wide range of research fields across its Arts, Business, Education and Science Faculties, as well as strong relationships with industry and government bodies through research centres, assisting you to undertake research of an international standard.

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Completing your PhD normally takes three years full-time, or six years part-time, during which you will carry out original research and produce a doctoral thesis. It is expected your thesis will make a significant contribution to knowledge in your field. See pages 18 and 19 for fields of research available at CSU.

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Doctor of Philosophy

Through the Faculty of Education

Through the Faculty of Science

The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree for students who have an excellent academic record, have developed expertise in a substantive area and who have proven research skills focusing on enquiry-based research, as well as research with direct implications for professional practice.

CSU’s Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree for students who have an excellent academic record, have developed expertise in a substantive area and who have proven research skills. Graduates develop knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for the conduct of individual research at a level that makes a distinct contribution to the knowledge base of the sciences.

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PhD: 3 - 4 years FT 6 - 8 years PT By publication: 0.5 - 1 year FT 1 - 2 years PT

On campus

Distance education

Multi campus

Course duration

3 years FT 6 years PT

On campus

Distance education

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CRICOS code

Laboratory based: 007607A Non-laboratory based: 039048G Laboratory based (extended): 072442M, 072440B Non-laboratory based (extended): 072441A, 072439F

015501M 072443K (extended)

Distance education

International students

International students

About the course Candidates will produce research requiring the presentation of a doctoral thesis that provides evidence of the candidate’s ability to conceive, execute and report on a scholarly piece of research in advanced theory or student practice. The objectives of the course are to promote and provide a means of high levels of education, research and development for those people directly involved in the design, operation and future development of education, human movement and the information professions. Research supervision is available for topics relating to the following areas: • Education • Human Movement Studies / Exercise Science • Information Studies Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ doctor_philosophy_education

On campus

Distance education

Candidates are expected to be experienced researchers with a refereed publication record of doctoral standard, and should have made an original scholarly contribution to knowledge in their field. The PhD by Publication is available in each of CSU’s four Faculties – Arts, Business, Education and Science.

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CSU now offers a Doctor of Philosophy by Publication, enabling candidates who already have a significant body of published research to gain formal recognition.

About the course This course aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the conduct of individual research at a level that will make a distinct contribution to the knowledge base of the sciences. Under guidance from their supervisors, students are required to determine an area of study apposite to the Faculty’s designated fields of research, prepare a research proposal and, where appropriate, obtain ethics approval(s), conduct a research investigation, write a thesis and submit the thesis for external examination against international standards. Research in the Faculty of Science is undertaken in a wide range of discipline areas and is actively engaged in developing solutions to real-world problems and working closely with community and industry groups. Research supervision is available for topics relating to the following areas: • Agricultural and Wine Sciences • Animal and Veterinary Sciences • Biomedical Sciences • Community Health • Dentistry and Health Sciences • Environmental Sciences • Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health CSU’s Fields of Research can be found at www.csu.edu.au/research-csu/fields-research If the area of research you are interested is not listed, it is recommended you see what staff members are currently researching by visiting the School websites or searching for keywords in your area of interest on the CSU website.

Students may be eligible to graduate with the PhD by Publication after just six months of full-time study, depending on their existing body of work. Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy by Publication should hold one of the following: • a Master degree by research at an acceptable level • an appropriate Bachelor degree with Class 1 or Class 2 (Division 1) Honours from an Australian university or international equivalent • another appropriate combination of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications and research experience demonstrating an ability to undertake research at Doctoral level. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the originality and significance of their existing body of published work, and the contribution they have made if their works were co-authored.

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Some additional work may be required during enrolment to develop existing publications into a cohesive body of research. For more information about completing a PhD by Publication, visit the online course brochure for the Doctor of Philosophy in your relevant Faculty at: www.csu.edu.au/courses

Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ doctor_philosophy_science

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On campus

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Master of Applied Science (Honours)

Master of Arts (Honours)

CSU’s Master of Applied Science (Honours) aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for conduct of individual research. Enrolment information

CSU’s Master of Arts (Honours) is a research program applicable across a wide variety of disciplines, wherein the student, with the aid of a supervisory team, will develop a proposal and undertake focused research culminating in the submission of a thesis.

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Multi campus

Course duration

1 - 2 years FT 2 - 4 years PT

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Distance education

Course duration

1 - 2 years FT 2 - 4 years PT Distance education

International students

N/A

CRICOS code

039699E

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Distance education

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About the course

About the course

The Doctor of Veterinary Studies is a distinctive program with the objectives to advance clinical research and professional practice in veterinary science through acquisition of organised and critical understanding in the selected discipline, skills in critical reflection, substantial research knowledge and skills, and advanced communication skills to support students to fulfill requirements for Australian and/or European and/or North American recognition of veterinary specialty status.

CSU’s Master of Applied Science (Honours) is designed to allow graduates to undertake research aligned with their undergraduate discipline area and to support their professional development and career aspirations.

Assessment of this professional doctorate will involve various methods of assessment over clinical training and research subjects. Each subject is assessed according to a set of tasks negotiated between and agreed to by the principal supervisor, in consultation with the co-supervisors and student, and endorsed by the Course Coordinator.

The course’s key objectives are to develop:

Methods of assessment will include written reports, reflective diaries, seminar or conference presentations, contributions to veterinary didactic undergraduate teaching, compilation of a portfolio of clinical training and a dissertation of the clinical research project. The dissertation subject undertaken over three sessions at the end of the candidature is the major research output and will bind the chapters or publications arising from the clinical research project. Graduates of this doctorate will have fulfilled the requirements to undertake examinations in the selected discipline for Australian and New Zealand Fellowship and/or European and/or North American diplomate specialty qualifications.

Subject to regulation and approval, candidates may conduct their research at other places where adequate facilities and associate supervisors are available. The direction of the work remains under the control of the University. • a specialised body of knowledge appropriate to a research career • skills of information gathering, processing and evaluation, problem solving and communication. Students complete a period of study and research and prepare a thesis. The following areas are approved categories of research supervision in the Faculty of Science: • • • • • •

Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences Biological Sciences Chemical Sciences Earth Sciences Engineering Environmental Sciences

Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ master_applied_honours

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015502K

Distance education

About the course The Master of Arts provides advanced learning opportunities in the humanities and social sciences. The program offers an enriching course of study building on your bachelor degree major, or a rewarding pathway to a higher degree by research in the humanities or social sciences. The following are priority areas for this course by research and thesis: • Australian history • Australian literature • communication and culture • drama • fine arts • justice studies and police studies • professional and applied ethics • psychology • rural social studies • sociology • social work • social welfare and social policy • theology Applications with the area of research interest clearly stated can be lodged at any time within the academic year. Admission to candidature is subject to approval by the Board of Graduate Studies. Students should contact the Sub-Dean, Faculty of Arts, to discuss possible research projects. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ arts_honours

Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ veterinary_studies_doctor

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Higher Degrees by Research Master of Health Science (Honours)

The Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research) allows students to conduct research and develop an advanced body of knowledge in an Islamic Studies discipline.

CSU’s Master of Health Science (Honours) offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skill and attitudes necessary for conduct of individual research.

Enrolment information

Enrolment information

Campus

Parramatta

Campus

Multi campus

Course duration

1 year FT 2 years PT

Course duration

1 - 2 years FT 2 - 4 years PT

On campus

Distance education

On campus

Distance education

International students CRICOS code On campus

International students N/A

Master of Philosophy

Distance education

CRICOS code

About the course This Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to build on existing Islamic Studies qualifications by conducting research at a higher level. The course was developed in response to demand from students for a pathway to research or academic study in the Islamic Studies field. Candidates in the Master of Arts (Islamic Studies Research) will research an aspect of Islamic Studies and present findings in a thesis not exceeding 50,000 words. You will develop a research focus in consultation with your supervisors. You may choose to research a topic in one of the following discipline areas: • Islamic History • Islamic Law • Islamic Theology • Qur’anic Studies In addition to developing an advanced understanding of your chosen research topic, you will also build skills in research methods and principles, be able to engage in scholarly debate, and be able to critically analyse and contribute to knowledge in your field. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ islamic_studies_research

On campus

Enrolment information Campus

Multi campus

Course duration

2 years FT 2 - 4 years PT

On campus

Distance education

Distance education

About the course CSU’s Master of Health Science (Honours) is designed to allow graduates to undertake research aligned with their undergraduate discipline area and to support their professional development and career aspirations. Subject to regulation and approval, candidates may conduct their research at other places where adequate facilities and associate supervisors are available. The direction of the work remains under the control of the University. The course’s key objectives are to develop: • a specialised body of knowledge appropriate to a research career • skills of information gathering, processing and evaluation, problem solving and communication. Students complete a period of study and research, and prepare a thesis. The following areas are approved categories of research in the Faculty of Science: Biological Sciences • Biochemistry and Cell Biology • Ecology • Microbiology • Physiology • Plant Biology Medical and Health Services • • • • • • •

Cardiovascular Medicine and Haemotology Clinical Sciences Dentistry Health Services Human Movement and Sports Science Nursing Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences • Public Health Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ health_honours

International students CRICOS code

Laboratory based: 02111E Non-laboratory based: 075524G

CSU’s Master of Philosophy, offered through the Faculty of Science, enables applicants to research an area closely associated with their undergraduate or postgraduate specialisation.

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Laboratory based: 001257M Non-laboratory based: 075523G

Distance education

About the course This course is designed to allow graduates to undertake specialised studies to support their technical and professional development and their career aspirations. General course objectives are to develop: • a specialised body of knowledge appropriate to a research career • skills of information gathering, processing and evaluation, and problem solving and communication. Candidates will develop in-depth knowledge, expertise and skills through the application of research to business problems and issues. On completion of the period of research, the student should possess the ability to formulate a significant problem, mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological frameworks, and the capacity for articulate and critical analysis. Students gain experience in the design and implementation of research and make a contribution to an existing body of knowledge by applying, clarifying or interpreting that knowledge. Subject to regulation and approval, candidates may conduct their research at other places where adequate facilities and associate supervisors are available. The direction of the work remains under the control of the University supervisor. • Students admitted to the research and thesis program will be required to submit a thesis embodying the results of an approved research project. A student may be required to undertake further support subjects to assist in the completion of the research project. Course objectives include: • deepen insight into underlying paradigms, advanced theory and research processes in a business discipline • develop competence in conducting research • provide opportunities for the design of discipline-based research projects. Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ master_philosophy

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Higher Degrees by Research Master of Social Work (Honours) CSU’s Master of Social Work (Honours) offers students an opportunity to undertake a thesis by research in the Faculty’s priority area of Social Work. Enrolment information

Master of Theology (Honours)

Master of veterinary studies

CSU’s Master of Theology (Honours) is a higher degree by research that aims to equip graduates in theology with advanced research skills, and enable them to pursue focused study through research.

CSU’s Master of Veterinary Studies is designed to enhance veterinary practice through developing substantial knowledge in a selected discipline, and meet the requirements for recognition in Australia and overseas.

Enrolment information

Enrolment information

Campus

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Campus

Can, Parr

Campus

Course duration

2 years FT 4 years PT

Course duration

1 year FT 2 years PT

Course duration

On campus

Distance education

International students CRICOS code On campus

Distance education

International students 025514A

On campus

On campus

Distance education

About the course Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) from a recognised university, or qualifications and/or experience deemed equivalent by the University’s Board of Graduate Studies.

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The professional qualifying Master of Social Work (Honours) is for people who have already completed a three-year degree from a recognised university (with some social and behavioural science content) and who want to obtain professional qualifications in social work. This course suits people who are seeking a career change, who want to upgrade their qualifications with the addition of a professional social work degree or recent graduates who would like to go straight onto postgraduate studies and obtain a professional social work qualification to complement their undergraduate degree. The Master of Social Work (Honours) can be studied full-time or part-time, with the minimum time for completion being two years and the maximum four years. The course aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and skill required for professional practice in contemporary social work and human services. Upon completion of the course graduates will be able to: • exercise skills of critical and independent thinking, reflection and judgement • apply the knowledge and skills learned to new situations in the workplace • understand and critically assess key aspects of contemporary cultures and society.

CRICOS code

025515M (NSW) 072702G (ACT)

On campus

Distance education

WW

On campus

The Master of Theology (Honours) offers students the opportunity to undertake a thesis by research in the Faculty’s priority areas of Biblical studies, Church History, Systemtatic Theology, or Practical Theology. Students will prepare a thesis proposal, conduct approved research under supervision, and present the results of their research for examination in an academically conventional form approved by the Faculty and the University’s Board of Graduate Studies.

Distance education

International students CRICOS code

About the course

1.5 years FT

N/A

Distance education

About the course CSU’s Master of Veterinary Studies advances professional practice in veterinary science through the acquisition of organised and critical understanding of substantial knowledge in the selected discipline. Students also develop skills in critical reflection, clinical research methodology and skills, and advanced communication skills. This course fulfills requirements for Australasian membership and/ or European or United States recognition in certain fields. These objectives will be achieved through:

Applicants should hold a Master of Theology from Charles Sturt University with a Distinction average plus evidence of research; or a Class 1 or Class 2 (Division 1) Bachelor of Theology (Honours) from Charles Sturt University; or an award accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies as equivalent, and/or have demonstrated, in study or professional performance, potential to undertake research at Master degree level.

• the extension of students’ knowledge of the selected and related veterinary science disciplines that underpin their professional practice, presented in a professional portfolio • the development of clinical research knowledge and skills required to successfully identify, investigate, manage and resolve problems encountered in the selected discipline • successful completion by the student of clinical research or investigation of an issue relevant to the selected discipline, presented in a dissertation and dissemination of the findings by oral presentation. This course is available for study on campus at CSU’s Wagga Wagga Campus, or by distance education.

Further information:

Further information:

www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ theology_honours

www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ veterinary_studies_master

Applicants will further develop their knowledge and skills in a theological discipline; deepen their learning and build on their critical scholarly skills within that discipline for the purpose of teaching, ministry, research and writing, and of inter-disciplinary dialogue. The research will show awareness of contemporary scholarly debate and result in a distinct contribution to theological knowledge.

Further information: www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/ social_work_honours

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