At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, our comprehensive range of facilities, services and support are designed to maximise your academic experience and contribute to your personal success.

This support includes access to first-rate facilities such as an extensive university library and 24-hour computer resources. Individual access to workstations and study spaces is also available (on a competitive basis) as well as support for research costs, conference attendance and opportunities to gain teaching experience. 

Postgraduate Research Coordinators

Your Postgraduate Research Coordinator is there to support you through candidature - to provide advice, guide you through the process and ensure you feel supported.

They can also assist you in finding an appropriate supervisor if you are interested in conducting research programs.

Research Training Program

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences provides a comprehensive research training program that is available online and face-to-face for all Higher Degree Research (HDR) students.

It supports the work of our Schools and Centres and is designed to ensure HDR students feel supported throughout their candidature.

Find out more about our new research training program.

Financial Support

We offer a wide range of funding opportunities to assist you with fieldwork travel, equipment or skills acquisition, International Exchange programs and more. UNSW Arts & Social Sciences assists with equity and hardship needs, which may arise during your research candidature.

Go to funding to find out if you're eligible for financial support.

Arts & Social Sciences Top-Up Scholarships

The five top-ranked holders of Main Award Scholarships (excluding Scientia) will automatically receive a UNSW Arts & Social Sciences top-up scholarship of $5,000 per annum for three years.

Go to scholarships and prizes from more information.

Professional Development Opportunities

There are many opportunities throughout your study to engage in professional development and gain teaching experience.

Consult the HDR Calendar for more events information.

Progress Reviews

Research progress reviews provide an opportunity for the student, their supervisors and the School or Centre to review all aspects of your candidature and develop a plan of action for the next year.

They are designed to help you manage your research, plan your thesis and ensure that you make the most of your time at UNSW.

Find out more about progress reviews.