Higher degrees by research (HDR) are postgraduate courses that comprise at least two-thirds research and lead to the production of a major thesis.


Our HDR students undertake research in a broad range of legal disciplines and are an integral part of our research community.

The Faculty hosts research centres in the areas of human rights law, regulatory studies, non-adversarial justice research, and mental health law. The Faculty's Commercial Law Group focuses on a broad range of commercial research and teaching areas relevant to state, national, and international audiences. More information on Faculty research centres.

Faculty research centres act as a focus for research in a particular area.

Each year Faculty researchers produce a wide range of publications and are engaged in a variety of research projects supported by international and national funding schemes, government agencies, and private industry.  View list of publications and currently funded research projects.

Faculty of Law academic staff members have expertise across a broad range of areas.

Find a Faculty of Law researcher

Browse our directory of Faculty of Law researcher profiles to find out more.