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DR-NDRI

National Drug Research Institute

Doctorate by research

This National Drug Research Institute postgraduate research course welcomes students with an interest in 'alcohol and other drug' research.

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  • Qualification
    Doctor of Philosophy - National Drug Research Institute
  • Duration
    4 years full-time
  • CRICOS
    043964C
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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2022

Research Term 2

On campus and online

2023

Research Term 1

On campus and online

Research Term 2

On campus and online

2024

Research Term 1

On campus and online

Research Term 2

On campus and online

2025

Research Term 1

On campus and online

Research Term 2

On campus and online

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Outline

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

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This course is the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) postgraduate research program, welcoming potential PhD and Masters students with an interest in ‘alcohol and other drug’ research. This is a broad area of study that includes illegal drug use, alcohol policy and strategies, cannabis regulation, addiction, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and pregnancy, school drug education, overdose prevention, justice health and alcohol and other drug use among young people and in Aboriginal communities.

Visit NDRI Postgraduate Study to find out about current opportunities, entry requirements, potential supervisors and financial support, and to see current and completed NDRI PhD projects, go to NDRI PhD Research.

Why research at Curtin

Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally. Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.

Admission criteria

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Applicants are required to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed research course. Generally, this may be a master degree or bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours. See the Section 3.2.1 of the HDR admission policy for detailed information.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.5
Speaking 6.5
Reading 6.5
Listening 6.5
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Research Term 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Research Term 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Research Term 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Research Term 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Research Term 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Research Term 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Research Term 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm, except Tues: 9.30am – 4.30pm (AWST). Closed public holidays.
  • Curtin course code: DR-NDRI
  • CRICOS code: 043964C
  • Last updated on: 27/09/2022