Undertake a unique doctoral program that combines research with professional practice. A professional doctorate can enhance your career in research or industry.
UNSW undertakes world-class research that tackles some of the greatest challenges facing society today. Through our track record of strong industry partnerships, we have developed a range of doctoral programs that provide candidates with the opportunity translate their research for a range of professional contexts.
By combining doctoral research with workplace-based projects, candidates address real-world problems and produce a thesis that reflects original research undertaken through professional practice.
This program is available in a range of fields including social work, education, information technology, and public policy.
Learn about the graduate attributes and learning outcomes for UNSW higher degree research programs here.
The minimum requirement for admission to the Professional Doctorate is one of the following:
The minimum requirement for UNSW Scholarship with admission to a professional doctorate is:
You may think of yourself as a student, but we think of you as a professional researcher in the early stages of a long and vibrant career.
UNSW will provide you with the skills and expertise to pursue a range of career pathways after you graduate, from academia to industry.
As a PhD candidate, you’ll have access to a wealth of opportunities to work with and alongside industry through industry PhD programs to internships and mentorships
You’ll also have access to the most comprehensive student entrepreneurship program in Australia, that can help you develop your ideas, raise capital and launch a startup.
The costs associated with enrolment in a research higher degree program vary depending on whether you are a domestic or international candidate. Learn more about the fees and costs here.