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Research students

USC has many opportunities to provide you with knowledge, skills and experiences that will enable you to make your mark in your chosen career.

Not sure what program to study or interested to know what USC can offer you? Visit Learn to explore your options.

Research at USC

At USC there are multiple pathways into a research program. To explore options visit Research students.

Honours programs

An Honours degree offers you the opportunity to continue your undergraduate degree studies in a topic of your interest and prepares students for enrolling in a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). For further information go to Honours applications.

Masters or Doctoral Research Programs

Whether enrolling in an honours, masters or doctoral program you will need a supervisor. We suggest you look at our members in the Centre for an appropriate person whom may align with your research interests. It is recommended that you send a copy of your resume, a summary of your work experience, and what you are interested in studying during your research program with USC. If you are unsure which academic to approach, email the Centre Director with a resume and a short statement for his advice on who may be able to support you in your research.

For further information visit HDR applicants.

Got questions?

Get answers via Student Central.

You can also contact:

For guidance on potential supervisors and topics.

For current HDR students please find information to support your program located at HDR Candidature and through Student Blackboard / Research and Research Training / Graduate Research Studies Management 

Tropical Forests and People Research 

Trinh Huynh (Masters) USC
Bhawana KC USC
Vithya Krishnan UQ
Emma Mackintosh USC
Quang Min Phan USC
Michelle Mogilski UQ
Alain Ngute USC
Ming Quang Phan USC
Camila Ribeiro USC
Brian Sharp USC
Kristy Stevenson UQ
William Unsworth USC
Adriana Vega UQ
Kurt Von Kleist USC
Kanchana Wiset USC

Forest Industries Research Centre 

Leanda Garvie USC
Trinh Huynh (Thi Kieu) USC
Yani Japarudin USC
Natalia Medeiros De Souza USC
Hoan Ngoc USC
Flavia Sarti Bonora USC
Garry Thomas, FIRC USC
Sam Van Holsbeeck USC
Tengfei Yi USC

For HDR scholarship opportunities at USC across a range of disciplines and programs visit HDR scholarships for more guidance on funding sources.