A research degree is an advanced program of study allowing you to investigate a topic with relevance to your field. Under the supervision of world-class researchers you will learn and apply advanced research methodologies to produce new knowledge and provide solutions to challenges within your discipline area.
Completing a research degree means becoming an expert in your field. It’s your opportunity to take a topic that interests you, explore it in depth, tackle intellectual, creative and practical challenges, and communicate your findings.
Four very good reasons to do research degree
1. Challenge yourself
- You will need to work hard, be dedicated and think analytically at a high level.
- Tackle completely new research and different research methods, or extend research already undertaken.
2. Increase your career opportunities
- A research qualification provides evidence of independent thought and the ability to manage a research project in a given timeframe.
- Your research could allow you to develop a new specialisation, academic field or career.
3. Make your ideas public
- Your research findings may be published, presented at conferences, provide a commercial return and have a positive impact on society.
4. Contribute to society
- Discover new methods, understandings and techniques, and solve a real-world problem.
Why the University of South Australia?
Six very good reasons
1. Research degree programs
2. Scholarships specific to the University
3. People and resources support
- Research education advisers, international student advisers, counsellors and disability advisers
- Academic librarians in disciplines and designated teams
- Regular planning, review and other quality assurance processes to ensure your success
- On-campus workshops and online support materials
4. Research performance
- A commitment to working collaboratively to create and apply knowledge
- Internationally and nationally recognised areas of research strength
- A commitment to fostering and continually improving a research-rich environment
5. National and international partnerships
- Multidisciplinary teams work with industry, government, other education providers and the professions, nationally and internationally, on projects relevant and beneficial to industry and the community.
- Many students join teams which collaborate to work on fundamental and applied projects.
6. Research achievements