Postgraduate Coursework

Avondale offers a wide range of postgraduate coursework, including graduate diplomas, graduate certificates and masters degrees.

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Research and Innovation

Avondale University has grown into a proven leader in research and innovation, with an impressive 60% grant approval rate. Scholars undertaking research at Avondale will benefit from the close-knit environment and the opportunity to form lasting relationships with colleagues and lecturers.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) are complete, stand-alone degrees that are internationally recognised doctoral and masters degrees by research, involving no coursework. Designed to help students develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research, the PhD and MPhil aim to enable you to enhance your independent learning ability for continuing professional development through acquiring transferable skills, research techniques and their application. Avondale has offered the PhD and MPhil as jointly conferred degrees with Charles Sturt University from December 2015. This will be phased out from semester two 2022 and will continue for existing students during a transition period ending 31 December 2025. Research specialisations can be in the areas of Education, Arts, Nursing, Ministry and Theology.

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Broaden your horizons with leading edge postgraduate coursework and research, guided by leaders in their field.


FEE-HELP is available for eligible students.

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Scholarships are available for Avondale postgraduate students.

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“The beauty of Avondale is the relationships you can form due to the smaller environment and the nurturing lecturers… It’s not just about the study. It’s about the way you study. The quality of the education is really top class.”
– Paul Rankin, Avondale PhD Graduate