3. Find a supervisor

A supervisor is an academic staff member of a University who will work with you throughout your research degree.

In your online application, you are asked to provide the name of your proposed supervisor at UniSA. Whilst you can still apply without nominating a supervisor, it is preferable to identify a supervisor for your project. A supervisor or research degree coordinator may be able to offer help with your research topic or suggest a research topic that is already available within a research project that is currently being undertaken in a school.

How can I find a supervisor?

Applicants for research professional doctorates must contact the program director before completing their application.

Applicants for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Masters by Research can choose to nominate a potential supervisor when completing their online application.

  1. Consider a UniSA academic you’ve worked with in the past or someone whose research you’ve read and whose expertise matches your area of interest
  2. Contact a research degree coordinator (or equivalent) in the relevant research area. This person can refer you to a potential supervisor/research project
  3. Contact the relevant School
  4. Search for academic staff in the Directory of Research Expertise
  5. Use the research degree program directory to find out about research areas available and key research staff

If you cannot secure a potential supervisor during the application process, you will be matched with a suitable supervisor if you successfully gain admission to UniSA.

Please note: an academic staff member agreeing to supervise your research is not a guarantee that your application will be successful.

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