Master of Design Research

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 2 years full-time
2 to 4 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

  • Trimester 1 2019 for candidature

Applications close

Monday, 31 December 2018

Why choose this program?

This research degree will provide opportunities for students to carry out advanced research in response to a research question of their choice. Students devise and implement a Design research project to answer a specific question, placing the answer in the context of an intellectual tradition and communicating it clearly to others.

As a graduate, they will have developed high level critical, analytical and research methodological skills in addition to a strong theoretical understanding of practice relevant to their area of investigation.

Attendance information

The Master of Design Research is a time-based Higher Degree Research (HDR) program requiring a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for a research-related career and eligible for entry into a doctoral program and for consideration for higher degree by research scholarships.

Additional fee information

Domestic research candidates

Domestic candidates who are admitted to this Higher Degree Research (HDR) program are exempt from tuition fees. Candidates will be provided a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset supplemented by tuition fee support from Griffith University.