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.

Top 1%

Top 1%

of universities worldwide*

We are the highest ranked university in South Australia and top 1% in the world.



for graduate employability**

Our graduates are the most employable in South Australia.



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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* QS 2020, THE 2020, ARWU 2019
** QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020
^ 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
+ The PostAc® algorithm