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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).

With 26 research fields ranked at world standard or above (Excellence in Research for Australia), you will easily find a research expert at UniSC to guide you on your journey to research excellence.

Explore HDR opportunities

With quality supervision, scholarship opportunities, project funding and skills development, an HDR at UniSC opens many doors to future opportunities.

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.

HDR Industry Internship

An HDR Internship will elevate your employability and advance your career prospects.

Undertake an Industry Internship while you complete your PhD.

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.

Student support and wellbeing

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

News

Science graduate ‘paid’ to dive globe for a year
27 May

New University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Pablo Fuenzalida is scuba-geared up for an extraordinary year underwater as the only Australasian recipient of a coveted research scholarship backed by Rolex.

Carers toolkit can make delirium less frightening and less dire: Study
29 Apr

A world-first pilot study, involving UniSC, has found an interactive online toolkit could boost carers’ ability to determine whether a loved one was at risk, or was likely to have, delirium

Parents the key to tackling kids’ picky eating: research findings
29 Apr

Five years of UniSC-led research into the pesky problem of picky eating by children suggests that therapists should focus more on empowering parents to ease family angst at the dinner table

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