PhD and Masters Research Degrees In Australia

Are you looking to further your knowledge and become an expert in your field of interest? Start your greatest adventure with a Higher Degree by Research at the University of Adelaide.

Ranked in the top 100 of universities globally, at the University of Adelaide you will be involved in discovery, innovation and cutting-edge research. Enjoy an outstanding research environment under the wing of top-ranked researchers and establish life-long connections with industry and like-minded students. Start building your future now.

Find your degree

There is an option for every discipline. Explore our Masters and Doctorate degrees by research.

Industry opportunities

Industry opportunities

Turn theory into practice with a research internship and industry-engaged higher degree research program (HDR). Develop expertise in your chosen field and extend your professional contacts and networks.

Programs are open to applicants who are eligible for onshore study and meet the University of Adelaide’s English Language Requirements at the time of the application.

International joint PhDs

International joint PhDs

Widen your research connections and study at two high quality universities within Australia or between different countries.

You will spend time at each university and receive a single doctoral degree jointly awarded by both institutions.

Research connections

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Australian Institute for Machine Learning

The University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning is the largest university-based research group in machine learning in Australia. Research areas include agriculture, space, medicine, transport, defence, cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing.

SAHMRI building at night


The University of Adelaide is a founding member of SAHMRI, South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute. Research areas include clinical trials, genetics, Aboriginal health, public health and medical imaging.

International scholarships

The University of Adelaide offers a range of strategic and merit-based scholarships for outstanding Higher Degree by Research applicants.

Dr Withawat Withayachumnankul

Why study a research degree with us?

The infrastructure and supports for research students are excellent. I have enjoyed access to a range of services and courses created to promote career development. The staffs are friendly and very helpful.

Dr Withawat Withayachumnankul