Research degree programs

The University of South Australia offers a range of research degree programs under discipline/research areas. The program name links you to the program homepage where you can find information about the school or institute that offers the degree, research areas available, fee information and study timelines. (See also Postgraduate programs – coursework

A full list of research degree programs and fees is also available.

Business, management, commerce, marketing and law

Masters by Research*

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)*

Education, arts and social sciences

Masters by Research*

Masters by Research (Indigenous Studies, Australian Studies, Education)*

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)


Masters by Research

Master of Research (Population Health Practice)

Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences)

Information technology, engineering and the environment

Masters by Research

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Ian Wark Research Institute

  • No intake for Ian Wark Research Institute from 2016

Institute for Telecommunications Research

  • No intake for Institute for Telecommunications Research from 2016


* Denotes English language-rich program. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained an overall IELTS score of 7, CPE Grade of B or a CAE Grade of A. More information for international applicants.

Areas of study and research

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