Master of Research Methodology (MRM)

This new postgraduate program is designed to meet the needs of the DWU Strategic goal to advance research and that of the PNG government to promote national growth and development, in efforts to keep pace with the demands of the 21st century global competitiveness, driven by a knowledge economy. Participation in the knowledge economy requires research education, which is critical to generating a new body of knowledge and enhancing upon existing information. The Master of Research Methodology (MRM) will equip graduates with research knowledge, skills and scholarly aptitudes to become critically and ethically oriented researchers, leaders and managers in government, industry, development and/or professional, churches and community-based organisations in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Pacific Region and beyond. Successful completion of the program will increase opportunities for candidates seeking to undertake doctoral or PhD studies once they learn to write good research proposals leading to possible successful grant and scholarship applications. The program will also enhance personal and professional performance, for those currently employed. For those seeking employment within public, private, nongovernment and development agencies with a strong evidence-based research focus, the program offers employment opportunities.

The program will prepare candidates to design their research proposal as the blue print for their research dissertation. Candidates will be equipped with appropriate knowledge, skills and dispositions to initiate and undertake research projects. The skills of this program cover the whole research cycle: from problem identification, research design, literature review and research question development, to data collection, data analysis and report writing

This program is a combination of coursework and a major research component. It is designed to include core research methods units culminating in the write up and submission of a research dissertation of 20,000 words.

Students are required to gain 150 credit points of which, submission and assessment of the research dissertation is mandatory, to be eligible for graduation.

           1.MRM Program Application form
           2.Notes on MRM application
           3.MRM Program Brochure


Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD)

The main purpose of graduate study at DWU is to encourage independence and creativity of thought in the quest for knowledge.

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) will be awarded in recognition of a student’s erudition in a broad field of learning and for notable accomplishment in that field through innovative and substantial contribution to knowledge.

The candidate’s research must reveal high critical ability and powers of imagination and synthesis, and may be in the form of new knowledge, or significant and creative/unique adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge

 1. Doctor of Philosophy Application form

2. Doctor of Philosophy program brochure


Madang Campus

Divine Word University,

Allotment Portion 7,

Section Milinch Kranket,

Nabasa Road,

P.O Box 483,
Madang 511, Madang,
Papua New Guinea

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Tel: (+675) 424 1800
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Port Moresby Campus

DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

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Tel: (+675) 325 5668
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Wewak Campus

St. Benedict’s campus,
PO Box 542
Kaindi, Wewak, ESP 531

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Tel: (+675) 456 2327
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Fax: (+675) 456 2331


Rabaul Campus

c/- OLSH Kabaleo
P.O. Box 138
Kokopo, ENB 613

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Tel: (+675) 982 8213
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Tabubil Campus

c/- DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131


Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

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