Research at Western
In the spirit of 'unlimited', Western is committed to high-impact research that makes a tangible and ongoing difference in the world, and is responsive to contemporary challenges.
We foster strong research ties with industry, the government and the community. And our research endeavours are supported by a ten-year research investment program.
If you want to affect change in your chosen field and make a difference in the world, Western’s research program can help you do just that.
The following videos showcase some of the research being conducted at Western Sydney:
Western’s research scholarships are designed to financially support your pursuit of greater understanding. These fall under the banners of Main Round Scholarships and Project Scholarships.
Want to undertake a dual award or joint research degree? Find out about Western’s partnerships with international institutions.
Graduate Research School
The Graduate Research School exists to ensure you have a smooth
journey into the University and through your studies as we look after all aspects of research candidature.
All postgraduate research candidates are provided with numerous opportunities to gain superior skills and training through coursework options, seminars and workshops to ensure you are career-ready and highly competitive for global careers.
- industry and business: researcher, consumer and social research, public relations, publishing, personnel work, training, marketing and human resources
- community and non-profit organisations:administration, overseas aid and development agencies, social research, policy development and lobbying
- government: policy development and analysis, general administration and social research
- academia: after completion of your PhD you will be able to pursue postdoctoral or lectureship positions
The team at the Graduate Research School, along with your academic supervisors who are leading researchers in their field, are here to assist you to achieve in this vibrant research environment.
Need help finding a supervisor?
Before applying to do a research degree, you need to discuss your proposed project with a research supervisor. Western can help you find the right supervisor.
Be supported by a supervisory panel of two to three staff members with honorary or adjunct appointments. We also encourage the appointment of associate supervisors from industry and other universities where appropriate.