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Higher Degrees by Research at the University of Tasmania
Unique research opportunities, world-class training and a location to excite the wildest adventurer – take your pick. The University of Tasmania is more than a place to study. Siyan Baxter PhD candidate investigating the financial impact of the [email protected]
project with a particular focus on the economic case for workplace health and wellbeing programs.
“The opportunity I have been given through the University of Tasmania, to undertake Higher Degree Research in the study of health economics of workplace health promotion is a perfect fit. The University has allowed me to gain the skills needed to work in an area I am passionate about.”
A Higher Degree by Research at the University of Tasmania will place you in a unique research environment, working with the best in the field. We aim to ensure that you not only make an impact in your chosen field, but also develop the skills you need for the career you want at the end of your degree.
Academics at the University of Tasmania are world-leading researchers and experts in their fields. They are committed to fostering talent and supporting you in achieving your academic goals. Our academic staff have real-world experience and know the range of skills you need to excel in the career of your choice.
The University’s position in a distinct island location offers exciting research opportunities. 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.
In 2013, the University received a 5 Star rating for staff-to-student ratios in the 2013 Good Universities’ Guide, placing it amongst the best in the country*. Our teaching excellence translates into research excellence. Also in 2013, the University of Tasmania ranked as one of the top institutions in Australia to publish in Nature and Science, two of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world.
Our location also offers us privileged partnerships with state government as well as agencies such as Australia’s national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), providing a rich intellectual environment and access to specialist facilities. University of Tasmania academics embrace research that benefits communities: our research is global in scope, with distinct Tasmanian specialisations.
Research themes: –– Environment, Resources and Sustainability –– Creativity, Culture and Society –– Better Health –– Marine, Antarctic and Maritime –– Data, Knowledge and Decisions.
The University’s campuses in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Sydney are surrounded by natural beauty. Add in world class facilities in Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast and you have the ultimate environment for research training.
The job you want The professional skills and development you gain at the University of Tasmania will equip you for any job, anywhere. Our graduates are globally recognised as skilled, capable and creative learners, with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills. The University cultivates strong connections with industry, which offers students varied practical learning and research opportunities, as well as the chance to develop professional networks outside of academia. A degree with the University of Tasmania is a launching-pad into the career of your choice.
University of Tasmania research and expertise is recognised world-wide. In 2013, the University was ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia, and in the top two per cent of universities globally**. With a focus on research leadership, the University of Tasmania provides a dynamic environment for students wishing to pursue a research career, with ready access to academics who are leaders in their fields.
Tasmania is the ideal location for study and lifestyle.
University of Tasmania researchers excel in building collaborations across the globe to deliver the new ideas, knowledge and approaches that impact society and future sustainability globally. The University’s community is strengthened by more than 90,000 alumni – a network of success spanning more than 120 countries positioned to support engagement with partner institutions, governments, sponsoring and philanthropic organisations.
Home to untouched wilderness such as the World Heritage listed Tarkine cool temperate rainforest, and a fascinating tapestry of geological features – the rich legacy of the break-up of the ancient Gondwanaland. Tasmania is the ultimate destination for outdoor adventures. Whether you’re into bushwalking, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing or surfing, there’s something to catch your fancy. The cultural scene is boosted by MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, as well as award-winning food and wine, musical festivals, markets and art galleries. Studying in Tasmania, you’ll get more than just a degree, you’ll get a lifestyle experience.
Scholarships The University of Tasmania offers a range of generous scholarship schemes for both Australian and international students.
Quick facts –– Total student population: 30,000 –– International student population: 3,400 from over 100 countries –– Top 10 university in Australia** –– Research rated world-standard or above in 16 broad fields# including: – clinical sciences – analytical chemistry – geology – oceanography – ecology – evolutionary biology – plant biology – forestry sciences – agriculture, land and farm management – astronomical and space sciences – environmental science and management – biological sciences – fisheries sciences – law – journalism and professional writing – history, archaeology and historical studies.
The University also encourages its students to travel – to take the opportunity to raise their profile on a world stage and develop networks internationally. For this purpose, the University of Tasmania offers travel and conference scholarships. Tuition fees for international students are highly competitive and domestic students benefit from Commonwealth Supported Places. The cost of living in Tasmanian cities is also significantly lower than most other regions in Australia. For further information about the range of scholarships on offer, please visit our web site: www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/scholarships The University of Tasmania has agreements in place with several government sponsoring bodies in countries across the globe. These agreements provide generous scholarships for you to undertake Masters by Research and PhD overseas, including Australia. If you are an international student, we encourage you to review all research funding options available to you in your home country when considering the University of Tasmania. If you would like any assistance in finding details of funding opportunities please contact one of our representatives in your country – details can be found at: www.utas.edu.au/international/contact-us/representatives
*2013 Good Universities Guide. **Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013. #Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 2012
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