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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 美博白菜中心论坛 to guide you on your journey to research excellence.

With quality supervision, scholarship opportunities, project funding and skills development, an HDR at 美博白菜中心论坛 opens many doors to future opportunities.


An HDR is considered the highest levels of achievement in postgraduate study, and includes both Masters and Doctoral programs.

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 美博白菜中心论坛's academics and industry experts to find a supervisor for your research.

Graduate Research at 美博白菜中心论坛

We are passionate about helping you achieve your graduate research goals. Learn more about undertaking a higher degree by research at 美博白菜中心论坛.

Research opportunities

We have current research opportunities within our academic schools, research institutes and centres.


美博白菜中心论坛 provides assistance at every stage of research, in an environment conducive to research excellence.

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

美博白菜中心论坛 supports graduate research candidates by contributing funds towards the direct costs of research. The amount varies based on the area of study.

Library support

Dedicated Liaison Librarians support researchers through each phase of the research lifecycle.

Student support and wellbeing

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

Activities, clubs and events

As a graduate research student you'll have opportunities to have fun and connect with others through clubs, events and associations such as the Postgraduate Student Association.


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21 Jun

A strain of roundworm discovered for the first time in Australian pine plantations during University of the Sunshine Coast-led research could become the timber industry’s latest biocontrol weapon.

Study to uncover secrets of hidden manta ray habitat
7 Jun

An urgent exploratory study is underway after the discovery of an unknown manta ray habitat off the northern tip of UNESCO World Heritage-listed K’gari, the world’s largest sand island.

Dr Ross Dwyer's co-researcher Dr Carley Kilpatrick of QPWS tags grey nurse sharks. Supplied Qld Govt
Study finds double threat for endangered Australian east coast shark
25 May

A 10-year study has found the slow birthrate and night-time wanderings of pregnant grey nurse sharks away from no-take marine protected areas are putting the fierce-looking but mild-mannered species at further risk of extinction.

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