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At 888电子游戏官网, we're committed to research that has strong social, economic, environmental and cultural impact. We make a practical difference to people's lives. When you undertake an 888电子游戏官网 postgrad research degree, you'll be strongly supported. This includes a supervisor qualified in your field and a group of peer mentors. You'll also have professional development and networking opportunities and could be eligible for an 888电子游戏官网 scholarship.

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Research focus

888电子游戏官网's world-class research

Our researchers are making world-first breakthroughs in a diverse range of fields.

These include discoveries in areas such as medical and health sciences, marine science, cyber security, green energy and mechanical engineering.

To find out more, visit our world class research website.

Research projects for students

888电子游戏官网's eight schools are looking for prospective Honours, Masters by research, or PhD students to undertake research projects on particular topics.

These may be individual projects, or collaborations with other institutions or industry partners. In some cases, the projects may also include funding opportunities such as scholarships.

Find out more about research project opportunities in 888电子游戏官网 schools.

What's your research dream?

If you're interested in a research degree, we'd first like to know more about you - including your research topic.

When you start the application process, we'll ask you for:

  • information about your work, academic history and qualifications
  • references from any publications or conference papers you've co-authored
  • a 300-word research abstract and a 2-page research proposal

If this information is assessed favourably, your application will progress to the next stage and we'll ask you for some more information.


If you're looking to be involved at the cutting edge of your field, our research degrees provide a stimulating intellectual challenge.

For your research degree you'll be expected to produce a written body of researched work, called a thesis.

If your degree is in a creative discipline, you may produce a creative work plus an exegesis (written exploration of your work).

Degrees of support

We have unique and innovative programs to support you through your research degree.

Here's a snapshot of what you can expect:

  • an orientation program and events to help you get started;
  • an extensive cross-discipline research training program;
  • discipline-specific training and research forums run by your school or research centre;
  • special seminars with guest presenters;
  • fully-funded annual writing retreat;
  • travel grants for international research placements;
  • an inter-university research training conference; and
  • support for planning your career beyond your research degree.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at 888电子游戏官网.

Become World Ready

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World Class research

888电子游戏官网 has a vibrant research community, committed to supporting students on their research journey.

We provide dedicated staff and support services for postgraduate research, including school research and writing consultants, research and higher degrees staff, a research ethics team and specialist librarians.

"Without having the team of SOAR Ambassadors to draw on, I would have thrown in the towel within the first semester. They have been brilliant! Patient, tolerant of my technological challenges and always available when I needed them."

Graduate Research School

Janice Du Preez, PhD candidate

Janice Du Preez

PhD candidate
School of Medical & Health Sciences

The Graduate Research School offers free workshops to help you develop new research and professional skills, plus opportunities to network with other researchers.

GRS also organises regular social events to encourage a collaborative and supportive peer network.

Our SOAR Centre (Support Opportunities Advice Resources) also provides a key support service, connecting research students from different backgrounds, cultures, ages and academic disciplines.

Do you have any questions about Research Degrees?

Student stories

  • Emmanuel Kokoroko

    Emmanuel Kokoroko

    888电子游戏官网 PhD Business (major in Management)

    I have no doubt I came to the right place for my doctoral degree

    I chose to do my doctorate here because I found the PhD in Business program at the School of Business and Law to be focused on conducting cutting edge and innovative research in areas that are relevant to the global community. I found my supervisors to be very supportive and dedicated to supervising my research work, they create an enabling learning environment that help me to develop my research skills and competencies.

    888电子游戏官网 is a great place to study. It carries this climate of a modern, world-class and ambitious institution. It looks like a place I can achieve my goals and aspirations. I have no doubt I came to the right place.

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    Callum McCaskie

    888电子游戏官网 PhD candidate (Sports Science)

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    Conducting my PhD in Sports Science with 888电子游戏官网 and the West Coast Eagles has allowed me to create great networks at the university and within the industry. 888电子游戏官网 has a fantastic group of staff supporting postgraduate students with up skilling sessions, webinars, and extra advice sessions to ensure students receive the help they need.

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    Danica-Lea Larcombe

    888电子游戏官网 Integrated PhD candidate (Biodiversity and Human Health)

    Writing, rewriting and more rewriting!

    The skills I have learnt while studying the Integrated PhD have assisted with my research proposal, literature reviews, data analysis and grant writing.

    My ethics application helped with recruitment of participants and surveys. I've also learnt how to develop and analyse complex surveys. I've attended many workshops run by GRS and found them invaluable. And the GRS SOAR centre helped when I experienced issues designing my surveys.

    In the future I want to work with developers and government, and continue writing and teaching about the importance of nature to human health.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an 888电子游戏官网 course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you’re eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.


Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

888电子游戏官网 Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.