Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Do a research degree at SHSS

Our brand new ‘add-on’, online research coursework degrees are going ahead in 2021!

These qualifications are perfect if you are completing or have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degrees to a high level, are interested in exploring and investigating a topic more deeply or simply curious in how you can progress new understandings in your field of study. They can also lead to higher degrees by research (HDR) such as doctoral studies in your area of interest.

There will be opportunities to learn foundational research skills, enhance your qualification/skill set, demonstrate that you can challenge yourself, work with a favourite lecturer and further develop your subject expertise by being part of world class research communities.

There are a diverse range of areas you could explore in Humanities and Social Work.

You may even publish your work!

Our New Courses

Visit the online course brochures of our Higher Degree Research pathway programs:

Bachelor of Arts and Social Science (Honours) (a pathway for those with a Bachelor qualification that wish to complete a ‘research component’ to become eligible for higher degrees)
https://study.csu.edu.au/courses/teaching-education/bachelor-of-arts-and-social-science-honours

  • Full-time or part-time with online flexibility
  • Has Commonwealth Supported places
  • Consists of four subjects
  • Includes developing a research proposal, studying methods in-depth and then a research project under supervision to develop a final dissertation.

Graduate Certificate in Arts and Social Science Research (a pathway for those with a Masters by Coursework that wish to complete a ‘research component’ to become eligible for higher degrees)
https://study.csu.edu.au/courses/teaching-education/graduate-certificate-arts-social-science-research

  • Part-time with online flexibility
  • Consists of three subjects
  • Includes developing a research proposal, studying methods in-depth and then a research project under supervision to develop a final dissertation.

Interested in finding out more about the benefits of pursuing research?

Undertaking research in a field you're passionate about can be incredibly fulfilling and will assist your professional development. Click on the link below to watch Charles Sturt lecturer and researcher Belinda Cash discuss her views on how research can result in changes in policy and practice to improve the lives of older Australians living in rural and regional areas.
Belinda Cash: Researching aging in rural and regional Australia

Steps for getting started...

1. Visit the online course brochure for session start dates and course information.

2. Think about the field you're interested in researching.

3. Consider who you would like to supervise you throughout your journey. Perhaps there's a lecturer from your previous studies you would like to reach out to? If not visit this site to find a supervisor in your field:https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/higher-degrees/research-expertise

4. Apply

5. Any further questions? Email: FOAE-Course@csu.edu.au