UNSW Science is at the forefront of many new scientific developments. Whether you're looking to study for a PhD or Masters by Research, our range of postgraduate research study options are designed to expand your ability to pursue a career with real impact. 

With access to outstanding facilities and world-class supervisors at the forefront of their fields, you'll develop research and professional skills, as well as a broad intellectual sophistication that is prized by employers in industry, the public sector, academia, and the broader community. As you engage in theoretical, practical, and creative approaches to your study, you'll have access to our supportive postgraduate research student structures to help you develop progressive thinking and exciting interdisciplinary findings.   

We attract and support the highest quality postgraduate students. UNSW Science PhD or Masters by Research students are part of an exceptional community of scholars and practitioners. 

Masters by Research

UNSW Science hosts an exciting range of postgraduate research degrees to expand your horizons into a new career path.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Make a significant original research contribution to the understanding and scholarship of a specialised area of science.

PhD/Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Complete an APAC-accredited fifth- and sixth-year sequence in psychology while you conduct clinically relevant research.

PhD/Master of Psychology (Forensic)

Complete an APAC-accredited fifth and sixth-year sequence in psychology while you conduct forensically relevant research.

Master of Industrial Research

Complete an industrial research project that has immediate real-world impact.

Postgraduate coordinators

Postgraduate coordinators are experienced academics that will help guide you through your research program, admissions, scholarships, exams and more. Get in touch with the right postgraduate coordinator.

Scholarship opportunities

We assist postgraduate researchers with a range of prestigious scholarships with annual stipends, living allowances, tuition fee costs, travel scholarships and supplements. Our scholarships support both current and new postgraduate research candidates.
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Postgraduate research showcase

The postgraduate research showcase is an online event organised by UNSW Science that recognises the outstanding research of postgraduate students. The event is an annual showcase of student research which gives our students the opportunity to present their work and win several prizes.