Why study at CAEPR?
As a university-based research centre, CAEPR offers students a unique environment in which to undertake research into Indigenous economic and social policy. CAEPR students benefit from:
- the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s research leaders in Indigenous affairs;
- excellent facilities, including own office space, networked computers and access to the CAEPR library;
- funding for field work, training and/or conference attendance;
- a supportive environment where students are treated as part of the team and encouraged to collaborate with staff in research projects and publication.
Students also benefit from the centre’s manifold external links, including:
- CAEPR’s long track record of working with Indigenous communities;
- CAEPR’s extensive collaborative research arrangements with Indigenous organisations, Commonwealth agencies, national academies, industry, foundations and other public institutions;
- CAEPR's active engagement with federal politicians and senior policy makers, facilitated by the centre’s strategic location in Canberra;
- CAEPR’s close research relations with a number of parts of the ANU including the Anthropology Program, the ANU Institute for Indigenous Australia and the National Institute for the Environment.
What we offer
CAEPR offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) degrees by research in the areas of Indigenous economic and social policy for full-time or part-time students.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD degree requires submission of a thesis of not more than 100,000 words which makes a substantial contribution to learning in the field of Indigenous affairs. Each candidate has a supervisory panel of at least three academics. The minimum requirement for admission to an academic program leading to research degree is a degree of bachelor with first class honours or upper second class honours degree, from an Australian university or such other qualification (being a qualification that is equivalent or superior to such a degree) as the Delegated Authority determines. A full-time student normally completes in three years. In some circumstances part-time study is permitted with the maximum time for completion being eight years.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
The Master of Philosophy is a research degree requiring the completion of a thesis of no more than 60,000 words. The candidate will have a supervisor and an advisory panel. The minimum requirement for admission to an academic program leading to research degree is a degree of bachelor with first class honours or upper second class honours degree, from an Australian university or such other qualification (being a qualification that is equivalent or superior to such a degree) as the Delegated Authority determines. The MPhil can be completed in one year of full-time study or up to a maximum of four years part-time.
Research may be conducted in many areas of Indigenous affairs and through a range of disciplines. Students can undertake research under the supervision of leading scholars in the Centre. Academics in other areas of the University may also supervise research. We encourage students to contact us to find out more about our staff and to discuss potential research projects and supervision requirements.
Graduate studies fields (discipline-based fields that cut across various schools, centres and faculties) CAEPR students can enrol in include: