Postgraduate Research Degrees

Dive deep. Climb high.

The time you invest in a PhD at the University of Adelaide is an investment in yourself and your future. It will accelerate your personal development, professional capabilities and career opportunities in ways no other experience can.

You will:

  • build deep expertise in a field you’re passionate about
  • hone highly sought-after and transferable research skills
  • establish life-long connections with like-minded thinkers
  • work side-by-side with world-class researchers
  • engage with industry at the highest levels
  • draw on an enviable professional network spanning the globe.

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Why do your PhD at the University of Adelaide?

Learn more about how and why to complete your doctorate at South Australia's global, research intensive university.

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Top 100

universities worldwide*

We are the highest ranked university in South Australia and top 100 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.


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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