HDR Opportunities

Whether you see your future in research or industry, undertaking a higher degree by research – with a focus on agriculture, food or wine – offers deep additional insight and a competitive career edge.

Our School has a large and vibrant population of higher degree by research (HDR) and honours students from all over the world. 

Why study HDR?

At the University of Adelaide, we offer PhD and Masters-level research degrees in every discipline, including collaborative and highly industry-driven doctorates. We can also help broaden your experience and connections through a jointly awarded PhD with our fellow world-leading, research-intensive domestic and international partners.   

Our students undertake research on a wide diversity of topics in basic and applied science, including soil science, agronomy, plant breeding and genetics, plant protection, biochemistry and physiology, viticulture and oenology, food and nutrition science and biometry. 

Find a researcher or search our current catalogue of higher degree by research projects.  

Finding a supervisor

Once you have decided on a research project, an Academic will need to assess your eligibility.   

Send the following to your potential supervisor or to one of our Postgraduate Coordinators for an initial assessment:   

  • academic transcripts   
  • current CV   
  • explanation of area of interest

Once you have emailed the above to your potential supervisor, you can apply for admission and scholarships through the Adelaide Graduate Research School.    

How to apply

The Postgraduate Association for Waite Students (PAWS) organises social and professional development activities, including the annual Postgraduate Symposium, a highlight on the campus calendar of events. 

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International HDR

This innovative program provides fully funded four-year PhD studentships with students co-supervised by staff at both universities. Spend at least one year at each institution. PhD graduates obtain jointly awarded degrees from Adelaide and Nottingham Universities. 

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