The Master of Science and PhD degrees are research-only degrees. Students undertake an original research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor in the School, and produce a written thesis at the end of their degree. The projects listed here show the wide range of research opportunites in the School of Physics at UNSW.

Students in the Master of Philosophy complete 24 units of credit in advanced coursework in addition to completing a supervised research project. It's a degree designed for students who already have a Bachelor's degree in Physics who are interested in further study or in qualifying for entry to a research degree.

The Graduate Diploma (Research) is for students who have an undergraduate degree in physics but who don't qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Science (Honours). Completion of the Graduate Diploma (Research) at a high level would allow entry into a Masters or PhD degree.