Postgraduate research

Lead the future of legal and criminological knowledge under the guidance of one of the world’s top law faculties.

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Strive for excellence at the 14th law faculty in the world. 

Work alongside some of the world’s leading academics in a faculty with an international reputation for research excellence. In the most recent research rankings, UNSW received an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating of 5, the highest possible score. 

Through our postgraduate research degrees, you’ll benefit from the support and guidance of supervisors who are experts in their fields, globally focused and socially engaged. UNSW Law & Justice has a collegial and dynamic research culture that strives for excellence in the pursuit of impactful research.

Our programs

How to apply

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Find a research supervisor

Our academic staff are leaders in their fields who are always looking for ways to collaborate with emerging researchers from around the world. Search our database of UNSW Law & Justice scholars to support your area of research.  

Graduate research scholarships

UNSW offers a range of prestigious scholarships available to domestic and international students pursuing higher degree research.