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Research students

Seek answers to your own questions, make an original contribution to knowledge and enhance your career prospects and future opportunities with a research degree, or Higher Degree by Research (HDR).

With 26 research fields ranked at world standard or above (Excellence in Research for Australia), you will easily find a research expert at UniSC to guide you on your journey to research excellence.

Explore HDR opportunities

With quality supervision, scholarship opportunities, project funding and skills development, an HDR at UniSC opens many doors to future opportunities.

How to apply

A step-by-step guide to applying for a higher degree by research program.

HDR scholarships

Explore scholarships to help you cover the costs of study and living.

Find a supervisor

Search UniSC's academics and industry experts to find a supervisor for your research.

Graduate Research at UniSC

We are passionate about helping you achieve your graduate research goals. Learn more about undertaking a higher degree by research at UniSC.

Research opportunities

We have current research opportunities within our academic schools, research institutes and centres.

Support

UniSC provides assistance at every stage of research, in an environment conducive to research excellence.

HDR Industry Internship

An HDR Internship will elevate your employability and advance your career prospects.

Undertake an Industry Internship while you complete your PhD.

Graduate research development

We'll help you to build essential core competencies and the skills you need to successfully complete a research degree.

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Support grants

UniSC supports graduate research candidates by contributing funds towards the direct costs of research. The amount varies based on the area of study.

Student support and wellbeing

You'll find a range of services to support your wellbeing while you study including confidential counselling and disability services.

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Spring 2023: a chance to undo beach erosion
12 Sep 2023

Drier El Nino conditions this spring may give South East Queensland beaches a chance to replenish after three years of wet weather damage, according to scientists recording the cycle with cutting-edge drone mapping techniques.

Global plastic pollution crisis: The Galápagos Islands under threat
13 Mar 2023

It is one of most pristine and protected places in the world, but new research has revealed the alarming extent of plastic pollution in the Galápagos archipelago and the harm it poses to the rare and endangered animals who live there.

Parasitic wasp among new insect species found in Qld
8 Mar 2023

A Sunshine Coast school will help taxonomists name a wasp species new to western science after its students caught the insect as part of a tri-state project to uncover more of Australia’s biodiversity, says UniSC entomologist Dr Andy Howe.

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