Research degrees

Join our community of researchers

Work alongside some of the world’s leading legal academics in a Faculty with an international reputation for research excellence. Benefit from the support and guidance of supervisors who are experts in their fields and are globally focused and socially engaged.

Our research strengths include:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Enjoy a collegiate and dynamic research culture in an internationally renowned Faculty where you will conduct a research project that makes a substantially original contribution to knowledge.

Master of Laws by Research

Prepare for a career in advanced research, tertiary teaching, policy development in government, NGOs and inter-governmental agencies and professional leadership in legal practice and industry.

Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy in Law (MPhil) is a research degree designed to provide research training for candidates aiming to develop competence in research in law, or who aim to progress to a PhD. Research training is supplemented with coursework to provide in-depth discipline skills and/or skills in relevant research methods.

PhD Scholarships in The Regulation of the Data Revolution

UNSW Law wishes to offer two PhD Scholarships for applicants with outstanding research potential and an interest in how society might best regulate the rise of data and its algorithmic analysis.

Indigenous PhD Scholarships in Law

Submit an Expression of Interest form for the Indigenous PhD Scholarships in Law

Why research with us?

law school in the world

ERA rating of 5

'well above world standard'

2nd in Australia

ARC Discovery grants 2019

Graduate research scholarships