Research Students

At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, our high completion rates for Higher Degree Research (HDR) and proven record of excellence in research supervision sets us apart.

As one of our PhD or Masters by Research students, you are part of an exceptional community of scholars and an impressive cohort of students.

Top Researchers

UNSW students have access to first-rate facilities and supervisors who are at the forefront of their fields. You will develop research and professional skills that are prized by employers in industry, the public sector, not-for-profit organisations and education. 

Research Training

We have a comprehensive research training program which is available for all HDR students. The program is delivered online and face-to-face and is designed to create graduates who are prepared for the first stage of their career as a researcher.

Research Culture

We embrace a supportive research culture and encourage innovation and excellence. We have an extensive calendar of workshops, seminars, events, conferences and other opportunities for our HDR cohort, to enable you to make the most of our vibrant research culture.


As you engage in theoretical, practical and creative approaches to your study we also provide a number of support mechanisms, facilities, and funding opportunities so you can get on with developing new and exciting ways of thinking.