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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).

Programs

An HDR is considered the highest levels of achievement in postgraduate study, and includes both Masters and Doctoral programs.

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.

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.

Library support

Dedicated Liaison Librarians support researchers through each phase of the research lifecycle.

Student support and wellbeing

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

Activities, clubs and events

As a graduate research student you'll have opportunities to have fun and connect with others through clubs, events and associations such as the Postgraduate Student Association.

News

History suggests recycled water’s time has come
1 Sep 2022

A battle is brewing in South-East Queensland over water, UniSC's Dr Margaret Cook co-writes for The Conversation.

Too much sex and not enough sleep is deadly for endangered marsupial
1 Feb

Endangered male Northern Quolls are giving up sleep in favour of having more sex – and it could be killing them, according to new research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Aggressive shrimps and surprising predators make life tough for spanner crabs
19 Jan

For years, fishers have suspected sharks of stealing their spanner crab catch.

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