Postgraduate Research

Research is a vital aspect of the School of Education and we are ranked in the top three universities in Australia for specialist studies in education as well as for social sciences.

The School of Education is home to several distinctive research teams comprising of staff and local and international students. Our students experience training that enables them to carry out their own research programs and publish in leading academic journals. Our graduates are renowned for their advanced research skills as well as their ability to produce academic work worthy of an international audience.

We offer the following postgraduate research programs:

Please note that as of 2016, the MPhil (Higher Education) and the Master by Research (Educational Leadership) degrees will no longer be running. We encourage students to consider the MEd by Research degree as an alternative.

If you are interested in a research degree within the School of Education, when submitting your documents, please identify and name one or more of the following, from the School, that fits your proposed research area:

  • A disciplinary area
  • A research area
  • An individual staff member.

This identification may include previous email contact with a staff member, or member of a disciplinary area or research group.
See the Guide for New HDR Students here.

The School of Education runs a series of workshops (PDF) each semester for our research students to introduce them to important aspects of undertaking a research degree.

For more information about the research programs offered by the School of Education, please contact our Higher Degree Admissions Coordinator Jennifer Perkins at education@unsw.edu.au or on 02 9385 1977.

Videos PhD student Dennis Alonzo, School of Education, UNSW Australia   PhD student Dennis Alonzo, School of Education, UNSW Australia

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