The University of Tasmania is more than a place to study. Not only do we have a 125-year history of academic excellence, and a reputation as a global leader in research and expertise, but we also offer unique research opportunities, world-class training and a location to excite the wildest adventurer.

Our island location offers exciting research opportunities rarely found elsewhere. Here, you can take advantage of a contained, socio-ecological system in which to observe and understand some of the most significant challenges facing Australia and the world.

Our location also offers us privileged partnerships with state government as well as agencies such as CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division, providing a rich intellectual environment and access to specialist facilities.

We embrace research that benefits communities. The University of Tasmania's research is global in scope, with distinct Tasmanian specialisations.

The University of Tasmania offers unparalleled support in mentorship and career development. You will be guided by internationally renowned researchers in the art of experimentation, career management, project management, communication skills and much more. Our graduates are work-ready and in demand across a wide range of sectors including academia, commercial and research-related disciplines.

The University of Tasmania recruits some of the highest calibre researchers and candidates in the world; our multi-nationality university creates a collaborative, enriching and exciting research community. With over 1400 candidates, you will thrive in an environment that stimulates creativity and innovation. The University supports millions of dollars in state-of-the-art research infrastructure to enable cutting-edge research.

The experience you gain as a University of Tasmania research degree candidate will equip you for any job, anywhere. Our graduates are globally recognised as skilled, capable and creative learners, with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills.

We cultivate strong connections with industry, which offer candidates practical learning and research opportunities, as well as the chance to develop professional networks outside of academia.

A research degree with the University of Tasmania is a launching-pad into the career of your choice.

Our research and expertise are recognised worldwide. The University of Tasmania is ranked in the top two percent of Universities globally (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016) and in the top 400 Universities in the world by all major ranking systems. The Australian Research Council rates the University at world standard or above in 18 out of 21 broad disciplines of research (2018 Excellence in Research for Australia).

You can choose a research opportunity from across our three Colleges:

We also offer research degrees through our nationally recognised Research Institutes, Centres and Groups.

Tasmania is the ultimate location for study and lifestyle.

Spend your weekends exploring untouched wilderness, such as the World Heritage listed Tarkine cool temperate rainforest, as well as a fascinating tapestry of geological features. Take your pick of activities to get your heart racing: mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and surfing to name a few.

Tasmania is also home to a vibrant cultural scene, boosted by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) as well as award-winning food and wine, music festivals, markets and art galleries.

Studying in Tasmania, you'll get a degree and an experience of a lifetime.

We pride ourselves on research leadership and value students who want to pursue a research career. We aim to support you to not only make an impact in your chosen field, but also develop the skills you need for the career you want.

  • As a University of Tasmania research degree candidate, you will be also be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Research. This helps you to acquire the skills and training you need to complete your research.
  • The University of Tasmania is committed to supporting the research potential of staff.
  • All research degree candidates are encouraged to access Development for HDR Candidates.
  • The annual 3MT competition is one of the highlights of the year. It's a chance for you to present your work with one slide in 3 minutes to a general audience. Great prizes are on offer.
  • The Graduate Research Office is here to support you with your Higher Degree by Research (HDR) application and throughout your candidature.

The University of Tasmania affirms the right of every student to feel safe and respected.

The University is a strong advocate of the NeverOK and Respect. Now. Always. campaigns.