这是白色的自由思考标志

研究生研究并不容易, but if you're committed to your research topic and have the determination and motivation you need, completing your thesis can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

作为你研究训练的一部分, you'll have exciting opportunities to make an original contribution to global knowledge as you:

  • Work with and be challenged by top academics and experts in your field.
  • 参加国内和国际会议.
  • Experience the joy of spending several years exploring a research topic you're passionate about.

Along the way, you'll gain knowledge and critical thinking skills that will change the way you see the world.

Learn new skills

You're not expected to know everything already – you'll develop the skills you need to solve your research problem along the way. You'll learn to:

  • 计划好你的项目以及如何执行它.
  • Develop an approach you can use to tackle any new techniques or research questions.
  • Apply new techniques, conduct experiments and interviews, and interpret data.

你还会获得宝贵的教学经验, being published, editing and presenting at domestic and international conferences.

研究生研究的挑战

Researching and writing a thesis is a long and challenging process that comes with some drawbacks. Here are some things to remember when you face challenges along the way.

你经常需要独自工作或不确定

This is a perfectly normal part of the research process as you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become an expert on a very specific area of interest. When you've completed your research, it's likely you'll know more about that particular topic than anyone else.

有时候,事情并没有按照你的计划进行

These obstacles can make you feel anxious – but in the long term they can help to develop your self-confidence and lead you to learn new skills. As Winston Churchill once stated, “If you are going through hell, keep going.”

来自成功的研究生的建议

Here are some top tips from research students who have enjoyed their journey at Murdoch and made some remarkable contributions to the world of research.

Have enormous amounts of passion and enthusiasm for your research topic

Many of our students have said that the knowledge that they were working to make a difference helped them to keep their focus when their research journey became difficult.

培养自律和自我激励

作为一名研究生, 你会得到上司的支持, but you're responsible for directing your own learning. You need to treat your research project as a full-time job: work regularly, be organised, 在截止日期前完成任务,保持专注.

与你的上司建立牢固的关系

Choose a supervisor you'll enjoy working with (internal link: Finding a supervisor) and make sure you both understand your role and responsibilities.

享受平衡的生活方式

Spend time with your friends and family and take breaks to avoid burnout and boost your creativity. 锻炼身体,保重身体, eating well and checking that your study area is set up correctly for long periods of reading and writing.

当你需要帮助的时候就寻求帮助

Make the most of the support we offer our research students – from help to develop your academic skills to professional development, 网络的机会, 保健服务和咨询.

We have a range of support services to support you through your research journey. 想了解更多关于研究生生活的信息, 请与我们的研究生研究团队联系.