24 months
32960 AUD/year
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Indigenous from James Cook University provides exceptional students with the opportunity to complete a significant independent research thesis.


Indigenous from James Cook University helps you develop advanced skills in research principles to plan and produce an original contribution to the field of Indigenous studies. Studies will culminate in a presentation of your thesis.

Benefit from the guided support of experienced supervisors, as well as access to resources across all disciplines and colleges at JCU. Engage and network with leading researchers, world-class lecturers, and fellow students.


JCU Master of Philosophy (Indigenous) graduates are internationally recognised as experts who produce valuable new knowledge in their fields.

Graduates pursue careers in politics, Indigenous areas of corporate organisations, not-for-profit, media, research and education.

You could find employment as a research officer, policy advisor, community relations officer, journalist, Indigenous programs advisor, politician in Indigenous Affairs, academic, lecturer or school leadership positions. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning the Research
  • Situating the Research
  • Indigenous studies, knowledge and culture
  • Indigenous community development
  • Indigenous intersections with other disciplines

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Code 0100968
  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree with conditions
  • Students with a GPA below 5.5 in their final year of coursework study should contact the Indigenous Education and Research Centre to discuss pathways to admission.
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32960 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 AUD per year during 24 months.

Course fees are not applicable for Domestic students

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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