The School of Business at Western Sydney University nurtures a distinctive, high-impact research culture, committed to enhancing our region's cultural, economic, environmental and educational development, and responsive to contemporary challenges in Greater Western Sydney and beyond. Western Sydney University offers a range of Higher Degree Research Programs through the Graduate Research School.
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Applications for Higher Degree Research are made through the Graduate Research School. Details of how to apply, including admission criteria, can be found on the Higher Degree Research Candidates page.
Research degrees are designed to enable students to focus on contemporary social issues and scientific problems.
Master of Research provides you with the necessary educational experiences and expert knowledge to enable a confident approach to PhD studies and your future career.
Master of Philosophy helps you upgrade your qualifications to give you a competitive edge in your employment by demonstrating superior ability and some research experience.
Doctor of Philosophy will enable you to conduct research independently at the highest international level of originality and quality.
Professional Doctorates provide specialist training in fields where research projects and investigations are applied in professional practice. Candidates undertake their independent research under the expert guidance of a panel of supervisors.
Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with an academic advisor. All University research candidates have a panel of at least two supervisors. It is recommended that you contact a Research Coordinator in the relevant area in the first instance. A Research Coordinator may be able to recommend a suitable supervisor for your proposed project. Please contact the School Higher Degrees Research Director to discuss or visit Find a Supervisor page.
There are a range of important forms, policies and guidelines applicable to higher degree research candidates and it is your responsibility to ensure that you understand your requirements and rights as a student at Western Sydney University.
Visit HDR Policies for a complete list of higher degree research policies.
Browse the forms and guidelines catalogue below. There are two ways you can refine your search.