BNHRC Fully-funded master's projects

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We are seeking expressions of interest from exceptional students wanting to pursue a two-year, fully funded Master’s degree in climate and weather research at UNSW Sydney, starting in 2024.

About the program

The NSW Bushfire and Natural Hazards Research Centre (BNHRC) is a unique research consortium led out of Western Sydney University, in partnership with UNSW, University of Wollongong, The Australian National University, The University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania, designed to deliver applied research. Funded by the NSW Government via the Department of Planning and Environment, the Centre brings together response agencies, policy makers, and public land managers to co-design research with universities that benefits NSW communities and the environment. The Centre’s new Climate and Weather research node will be based at the UNSW Sydney. The node will launch a targeted Masters’ program with students conducting research projects to better understand climate and weather extremes of relevance to bushfires and floods and their impacts.

Why choose us?

Students will have the opportunity to work with experts at the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre, build valuable research and industry connections across the BNHRC, and perform cutting-edge research with real-world impact. Possible projects include but are not limited to investigations of rainfall extremes, flash droughts, severe convection, climate drivers, and fire weather.

Read the media release online

Successful applicants will hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, have an excellent academic record, and be motivated and curious. Programming and mathematics skills are a plus, as is previous research experience.

How to submit an expression of interest

To submit an expression of interest in studying in this program, please fill out the form online here:

Submit expression of interest

Submissions will remain open until all places are filled. Selected candidates will be invited to submit a formal application for study at UNSW.

UNSW's CRICOS Provider Code is 00098G.