Postgraduate research

Reasons to choose The University of Sydney for research studies

Higher degree by research (HDR) students choose the Sydney School of Education and Social Work because of its outstanding range of innovative research courses for graduates.

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier research university, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a world-class research centre in the humanities, human services and related fields.

HDR students can access extensive support, including:

Education research programs   Social Work research programs

Entry into higher degree by research

Specific entry requirements are detailed under each degree; however, in many cases, the Faculty is able to provide staged progression to a higher degree through undergraduate or postgraduate studies. Our Master of Learning Sciences and Technology – Research Stream program is specifically designed to cater for prospective HDR students.

If you have a query about entry requirements, email our Admissions Coordinator.


Domestic students do not pay tuition fees for research degrees. The fees charged to international students for all programs in the Faculty can be found by searching for individual course information on the Sydney Courses database. Comprehensive information about payment of international fees is available from the International Student Office fee-payment page.