Welcome to UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has strong regional and global engagement.
In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes. UNSW’s public events include concert performances, open days and public forums on issues such as the environment, healthcare and global politics. We encourage you to explore the UNSW website so you can find out more about what we do.
We lead Australia with a focus on media innovation and emerging technologies.
Our approach is interdisciplinary, advancing tradition and challenging existing thinking. At UNSW Art & Design we foreground experimentation and exploration, fostering collaboration across science, engineering, the humanities and social sciences.
Our faculty is comprised of renowned practitioners, researchers and thinkers spanning contemporary visual arts, creativity and culture, design and innovation. Our intensive and rigorous art, design and media programs are studio-practice based and industry-engaged.
We inspire future leaders by equipping our students with the skills and capacity for creative thinking so they can make their critical mark on the world.
Our teaching utilises the latest methods, underpinned by leading-edge technology and an innovative learning environment to inspire a new generation of creative thinkers.
UNSW Art & Design is an internationally recognised centre for arts-led transdisciplinary research in science and technology, our strengths span Art Theory and Criticism; Film, Television and Digital Media; Visual Arts and Crafts.
We have initiated pioneering research programs in immersive interactive environments, visualisation, robotics, art and politics, Indigenous knowledge and global issues, all housed within our National Institute for Experimental Arts.
Our faculty and students are drawn from more than 60 countries globally and together we are Australia’s largest community of art and design practitioners, researchers, educators and students.
We are a faculty of UNSW Sydney, a leading Australian Group of Eight research-intensive university and member of Universitas 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and the presitigious Global Alliance of Technological Universities consortiums.
Arts & Social Sciences is a top ranked faculty with leading scholars, professionally relevant programs and internationally recognised research conducted in a progressive and intellectually engaging environment.
Design and build sustainable, liveable cities.
At UNSW Built Environment we develop global leaders in architecture, planning and construction.
Connecting world-class knowledge with leading practice, we equip you for an outstanding career.
You will learn from academics who are leaders in the professions they teach. Professors of Practice who have exceptional careers in architectures, planning, construction and built environment media communications will share their knowledge and expertise with you. The impressive combination of academics and professional leaders ensures you receive relevant, timely and inspiring education resulting in great career prospects
The UNSW Business School is one of Australia’s top business schools distinguished by the high calibre of our academics, students and alumni. We lead the way in research performance and in the rankings of our education programs.
The Faculty of Engineering is a reputed centre for engineering studies and research in Australia. It offers over 60 years of sustained excellence in cutting-edge education, incorporating the latest developments in each field:
UNSW Law is a top-ranking Law School and a global leader in legal education and research, having set the pace in Australia for more than 40 years.
The pre-eminence of our teaching, research excellence and our outstanding student support are the characteristics that continue to attract the most talented teachers, researchers and students from Australia and internationally.
UNSW’s Law School ranked 14th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, and 13th position in the Employer Reputation category of the Rankings. In research excellence, UNSW received an ERA rating of 5, the highest possible score, in the most recent round of rankings.
Traditional areas of law sit alongside new and emerging topics in our comprehensive and innovative selection of degrees, allowing students to tailor a program to their own professional requirements.
Our teaching is student centred, research-based and outward looking, never losing sight of law’s impact on how we live now. Our graduates have flexible skills, critical perspectives and broad horizons. Our research is interdisciplinary, collaborative and leads to real change in public policy and the law.
We offer legal education for all career stages: undergraduate law double degrees, Juris Doctor for graduates, postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research and continuing legal education short courses.
Grounded in black-letter skills and inspired by principles of justice, we study law in action and make a difference in this world.
UNSW Medicine is one of Australia’s great medical schools. During its 50 year history UNSW Medicine has grown to be a leading centre of education in medical and health-related disciplines, and a major force in Australian and international biomedical and health related research.
UNSW Medicine has close affiliations with a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and healthcare organisations.
UNSW Science ranks in the world’s top 50 universities for natural and life sciences and biomedicine, and top university in the State by the Government’s “Excellence in Research Australia” process.
UNSW is proud to be a university that crosses research boundaries. We are experts in science, social sciences, engineering, built environment and medicine, in professional fields like law and business, and in more traditional spaces like the creative and performing arts and humanities. We also celebrate our interdisciplinary research in areas including grand challenges such as climate change, refugees and migration and inequality. UNSW is steeped in tradition yet focused on innovation, offering degrees in both established and emerging fields to reflect the changing nature of research in Australia. As well as PhDs and research Masters programs, we deliver professional and industry-based doctorates that focus on the application of research in the world beyond academia.
When you join the UNSW research community, you join a passionate collective of people who are using research to transform minds, transform lives, and transform the world. You will become part of a collaborative team in your discipline area, and your outputs will make a valuable contribution to the university’s broader research reputation.
As a UNSW research candidate, you are supported by the Graduate Research School, which exists to guide and champion you at every stage of your degree. We are committed to building tomorrow’s research workforce (that’s you!), and to helping you build the skills, expertise and networks you need to succeed long into the future.
You may think of yourself as a student, but we think of you as a professional researcher in the early stages of a long and vibrant career. Beyond the development of fundamental research skills, you will live and work like a career researcher at every stage of your degree. You can publish, teach or travel; network with or be mentored by high achievers in your field; conduct blue-sky research or apply your knowledge in the world beyond our campus.
Whatever you are passionate about, whatever makes you tick, UNSW has something for you. We look forward to being part of your higher degree research experience.