Facts & figures
- #1 in Australia and #5 in the world for graduate employability*
- #22 in the world for Arts and Humanities*
- #25 in the world for Social Sciences*
- *2020 QS World University Rankings
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Undertake in-depth research in an area you're passionate about with the guidance of some of the world’s brightest and most accomplished academics.
A higher degree by research will open up a new world of ideas and possibilities, deepen your insights, and develop your capacities for practical application in your current career or position you to carve out a new one.
We conduct a diversity of research that spans more than 50 departments and centres. You will have the opportunity to work alongside distinguished researchers in a supportive, scholarly environment and access to world-class facilities.
Our researchers are finding solutions to the world’s most pressing issues by changing the way they look at them.
The PhD is our premier research award and the highest qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework:
A professional doctorate is designed to respond to the rapid changes taking place in professional workplaces that create demands on industry professionals to upgrade their qualifcations:
A master's degree by research is the second-highest qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework and can be a pathway to study at a PhD level:
To support the research capabilities and success of HDR students, and in response to a changing world, we are introducing a new coursework component to our PhD degrees and broadening the coursework options for our other postgraduate research degrees.
You will have the opportunity to create a distinct research pathway by selecting from 270+ units from any faculty – a first of its kind in Australia – with study areas ranging from specialist analytical methods and professional engagement courses, to discipline-specific subjects.
Application deadlines - We accept applications for higher degree by research all year round. There are four research periods each year when you can start your study with us.
Higher Degree Research fees - Learn more about tuition fees and scholarship opportunities for domestic and international students
How to apply - Find out how to apply for a postgraduate research degree
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020