Research & Innovation

Higher degree research by distance learning

Many HDR students have responsibilities or financial restrictions which prevent them moving to a UOW campus.

The HDR distance learning option allows candidates to undertake HDR studies in their preferred location in Australia or overseas.

Enrolment is open to both domestic and international candidates for full- or part-time study.

International candidates based overseas do not need an Australian study visa so are eligible to undertake HDR studies part-time, an option not available for onshore students (Australia based) international students.

Candidates maintain communications with their supervisor by electronic means.

Criteria for distance learning HDR study:

  • Suitable only for research projects that do not require physical access to facilities based at UOW campuses
  • Only HDR degree without coursework requirements are eligible. Hence only applications for the PhD or MPhil (with advance standing for the coursework)
  • Existing on campus students can apply to transfer to distance learning mode, on approval from their supervisor, HPS, and the GRS

For further details please contact Tim Marchant.

Last reviewed: 6 December, 2016
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