Postgraduate research opportunities

As a Liggins Institute student, you’ll be guided throughout your study by at least two supervisors who are experts in your field of interest from our research team.

If you’re studying for a PhD, you may have additional advisors from complementary disciplines to ensure you have access to a range of ideas, expertise, resources and opportunities. To discover the range of expertise on offer, see which fields of study our researchers are interested in.

Support on offer

Your supervisors are trained by the University to make sure you receive useful and effective support. They will provide career advice, identify opportunities for you to present your research, and help you apply for travel grants and project funding. As a Liggins Institute student, you can also access the many University of Auckland support services and facilities.

You’ll get support with grant applications and project submissions from our in-house Research Support Team. They offer dedicated research meetings for early career researchers who need greater support navigating the research process.

Speaking opportunities

Throughout the year there are opportunities to share your research and practice your presentation skills with Faculty and University-wide postgraduate research competition such as Exposure and HealtheX. There’s also the Liggins Institute’s annual Student Research Day and our regular and well-attended public lectures at which senior students often speak.

To see which research projects are currently available at the Liggins
Institute, visit Find a Thesis. Check the standards you need to meet on our how to apply page.