Research at Sydney

Our research staff and research candidates pursue cutting-edge breakthroughs, reaching across disciplinary barriers to find unique solutions to improve and transform our lives. Undertaking your research candidature alongside some of the worlds leading researchers, exposes Sydney students to excellence and challenges them to succeed as leaders in whatever career field they choose.

Learn about our research

Consistently ranked among the top research universities in the world, the University of Sydney attracts leading researchers – individuals who are highly influential in their fields. The research we do here makes a real difference to our understanding of today's world and how we work and live in it.

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Postgraduate research opportunities

There are many opportunities to get involved with research at Sydney. We aim to create and sustain a university that will, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world, maximise the potential of the brightest researchers and most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background.

For most postgraduate research degrees, you will need to submit a research proposal with your application, so you will need to carefully consider the subject of your research, and find out whether your interests align with any academic members of staff. To find out more about the available research projects and supervisors at the University of Sydney, Research Supervisor Connect matches your research interests to available PhD and master’s research opportunities, or contact us to discuss your research interests.

If you are interested in perusing a postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney, please read the How to Apply section for information on the application process.

Contact us

If you have any questions about research at the University of Sydney, please contact us on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or ask a question online.