Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate research students at UNSW Medicine not only benefit from being able to learn alongside globally recognised researchers, but also from being part of a Faculty ranked among the world’s top 50. UNSW Medicine is also one of Australia’s leading research-focused medical faculties and provides students with new, state of the art research and teaching facilities including the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, the Wallace Wurth Building and the newly-developed biomedical research precinct.

Research in our key themes of (i) Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, (ii) Infectious Disease, Immunity and Inflammation, and (iii) Cancer is not only advancing medical technologies but improving the health of our special populations.

UNSW Medicine is building the future of healthcare, with leading researchers and clinicians translating discoveries into breakthrough cures, therapies and treatment strategies and turning high achieving students into caring healthcare professionals with globally recognised qualifications. The Faculty also encourages commercialisation and the development of professional networks with industry to ensure discoveries made at UNSW are translated into better health outcomes in the community.

We invite all students who are motivated to make a difference, to innovate, to generate new ideas and question old beliefs to join us.

Potential supervisors and research projects can be found on our research page. 
For more general information about postgraduate research studies please follow these links which outline the three UNSW Medicine offers:


Areas of Study

Research degrees are offered through a number of the Schools & Affiliates in the faculty depending on your area of study. Areas of study currently on offer cover Children’s Cancer, Community Medicine, Forensic Mental Health, Medical Education, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery among others.

For a full description of research degrees available go to the:
Online Handbook - Research Programs


How to Apply and Enrol

Follow these step-by-step instructions for applying and enrolling into your chosen degree program.

See our Entry Requirements page for more information on Faculty specific entry requirements. Please also note, additional program requirements exist for the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and Prince of Wales Clinical School.

Key Contact

Postgraduate Research

T +61 2 9385 1065
F +61 2 9385 0485​

Submit an online enquiry

More information
UNSW Graduate Research School