Postgraduate Research

Research Degrees

Research programs leading to the award of degrees of Master or Doctor may be undertaken at UNSW Computing. The degree programs provide opportunities for qualified students to undertake courses of advanced study. A qualified applicant may be accepted subject to the availability of facilities and appropriate supervision.

Each degree requires the submission of a thesis embodying the results of an original investigation or design. Whether a candidate qualifies or not for the degree will be entirely based on the examination of the thesis. For some candidature's, satisfactory performance in course work subjects is also required.

UNSW Computing offers graduate study towards the following research degrees:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A PhD degree requires completion of a piece of research that demonstrates a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the field of study.
Candidates acquire advanced specialist research training and produce a thesis that summarises the research and provides evidence for independent thought and critical analysis, effective communication and expert knowledge of the discipline in the international context.

Masters by Research

A Masters by Research degree requires completion of an original piece of research, more limited in scope and nature to that required for a PhD.
Candidates develop mastery of appropriate methodology, and they present their findings in the wider context of their discipline.