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.
How to apply
A step-by-step guide to applying for a higher degree by research program.
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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.
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.
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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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 Qld8 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.