Higher Degree Research

Studying Higher Degree Research at UNSW Medicine places you alongside leading researchers breaking through the frontiers of modern medicine. State-of-the-art facilities, superior partnerships with leading medical centres and institutes together with the strength of UNSW’s research-focused community creates exceptional career development opportunities for higher degree research (HDR) candidates wanting to work towards a better future in healthcare.

Our Research Themes

Delve into our research themes to discover where you can focus your higher degree research candidature. Learn how you can contribute to improving patient outcomes in traditional and emerging areas of medicine.

Our research into cancer is world-leading, delivering pivotal breakthroughs in what is one of the greatest health challenges of our time. Our vision is to unite cancer research programs, centers and researchers into a world-leading partnership to deliver continuing evidence-based practice in diagnosis, intervention and support.

Our researchers study every aspect of infectious disease, from biology and pathology to epidemiological studies, clinical trials, economic and population health. We make significant global contributions through broad, multidisciplinary and multinational collaborations with other researchers in the field.

The vision of our neuroscience, mental health and addiction research theme is to build communities free from the burden of disorders of the brain for better health and better lives.

As some of the most common diseases facing populations today, we champion and spearhead cardiac, vascular and metabolic disease research. Our outcomes create impacts that are translated into real-world advances.

Become a Higher Degree Research Candidate

Whether you're looking to study a PhD, Research Masters Degree or Professional Doctorate, UNSW Medicine offers a range of higher degree research study options through our schools, centres and institutes. Our degrees are designed to expand your ability to pursue a career with real impact.

View Our HDR Degrees


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UNSW Medicine runs a HDR peer mentoring program to support first-year postgraduate research candidates from their first steps in the candidature to confirmation review. Whether you’re a mentor or a mentee, explore how our mentoring program can benefit you.

Want to Know More?

Get in touch with us to discover more about how to become a HDR candidate at UNSW Medicine and learn how we can help expand your professional potential.

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