The School of Physics offers a Master in Science by Research, a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. These research degrees involve the student independently researching a specific topic under the guidance of a supervisor. The Master of Philosophy also includes coursework.

The minimum requirement for admission to the PhD or MSc by Research is a four year Bachelor's degree with 1st or upper 2nd class Honours from an Australian University that includes a substantial research component, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent by the Higher Degree Committee. Students who do not have this qualification may wish to enrol into the Master of Philosophy, Graduate Diploma in Physics, or Graduate Diploma in Physics Research Techniques, first.

The Master of Philosophy is a research degree. It will take 3 sessions to complete and students complete 24 units of credit of courses and one thesis. Entry to the MPhil requires at least a three year Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Physics.

Examples of possible research projects is available from the website:
New PhD projects

Information about scholarships and other financial assistance is available from the UNSW scholarships page .

The Postgraduate Director is Prof Michael Ashley and students should contact him in the first instance. The Graduate Research School provides advice and assistance to all higher degree research students at UNSW.