Postgraduate Research Degrees
Make history with this PhD.
The time you invest in a PhD is an investment in your future. A PhD will accelerate your professional development and open career opportunities you never thought possible.
You'll become an expert in a field you’re passionate about, while building resilience and highly sought-after and transferrable research skills.
You’ll build connections with like-minded thinkers, who will become your colleagues for life.
You'll work side-by-side with world-class researchers. Engage with industry at the highest levels. And draw on an enviable professional network spanning the globe.
If you want to shape history, a PhD is the ideal launch pad.
Applications are now open
A postgraduate research degrees will help you make history in your chosen field. We have over 300 PhD/MPhil projects to offer, choose from our research areas (via the find a project button) or come up with your own idea. Please note, scholarships are not guaranteed, they are awarded following a competitive application round.
of universities worldwide*
We are the highest ranked university in South Australia and top 1% in the world.
Employer satisfaction with graduate skills^
Our graduates achieve the highest level of employer satisfaction across all skill areas.
- 420 HDR completions in 2020 (This includes PhD and MPhil)
- Over $30 million invested into PhD/MPhil scholarships each year
- More than 300 projects on offer
- An average of 15,205 Australian job advertisements seeking PhD level skills each month, in 2019+
- Career Research Skills Training for all PhD/MPhil students
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Browse our FAQs or learn more about research degrees and services available to HDR and PhD students.
* QS 2020, THE 2020, ARWU 2019
** QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020
^ 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
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