Research Impact | Torrens University

About Higher Degrees by Research

Our research extends across various disciplines in our faculties and Research Centres in the university. Our Research Centres reflect a wide array of research excellence. Researchers and HDR students are aligned to our primary disciplinary areas and are supported by the rich research communities of our Research Centres. Research projects can be found within the Research Centres.
Previously completed Higher Degree Research theses can be found on our institutional repository.

Torrens offers foundational research training courses including the Graduate Certificate of Research Studies and the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies which will prepare you for undertaking a future research degree.

Our impact

Our targeted disciplines

At Torrens University Australia, the focus for Higher Degree by Research students is to follow the selected Field of Research (FoR) codes:

  • FoR 42 - Health Sciences and Policy
  • FoR 33 - Built Environment and Design
  • FoR 32 - Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
  • FoR 46 - Information and Computing Sciences
  • FoR 35 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

View our Research centres

Find a project


Are you ready to study for a research degree? Complete our self-assessment to prepare.

  • Are you ready to work independently and solve a research problem not yet investigated?
  • Are you ready to further develop your academic writing and contribution through a major thesis works and publications?
  • Are you motivated to engage in your research project continuously over the duration of the course?
  • Are you ready to immerse yourself in the current literature and knowledge to build new knowledge?
  • Do you consider yourself committed, hardworking and possessing a desire to share new knowledge?

If you answer Yes to the above questions, a research degree at Torrens University will support you in building a research career. 

Research FAQs

Our supervisors

Supervisors are assigned to students based on expertise and availability. However, we strongly encourage students to review our Research Profiles and reach out to academics to discuss potential supervision, the development of the Expression of Interest and the Research Proposal.

Supervisors accepting students and the project areas in which they research can be reviewed on the Research Profiles. Master of Philosophy, Graduate Certificate of Research Studies, and Graduate Diploma of Research Studies students will work with subject facilitators to sculpt their research proposals aligning them to the targeted research areas of Torrens researchers culminating in supervisor allocation.

Our faculty research

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