Our higher degree by research (HDR) programs involve in-depth study and a commitment to understanding existing information or developing new data or ideas.

We offer:

Research expertise

Whichever field of thought you choose to focus your investigations on, you'll be well supported by the vast expertise within our School.

The strong industry links forged by our dedicated and internationally recognised experts will enable you to develop both pure and applied projects. UQ's membership of the prestigious Group of Eight and Universitas 21 networks ensures you opportunities to collaborate with experts at home and abroad.

Our close-knit, collegial environment provides a broad cross-disciplinary research experience, and you will have frequent opportunities for fieldwork both locally and abroad.

Discuss your project

Visit our research pages to read more about our strengths and impacts, and to find a supervisor who shares your passion and research interests. You can also view our available research projects.

To discuss a potential project, contact Murray Kane, Postgraduate Administration Officer, in the first instance:

If you know the name of a supervisor you'd like to work with, search for them on our People pages.

Prospective PhD Open Days

Meet our staff and students and discuss your options for choosing a research project at one of our Prospective PhD Open Days.

How to apply

Visit the UQ Graduate School's apply now web pages for information on how to apply, including entry requirements, English proficiency requirements, fees and scholarship application deadlines.

Help for current students

Visit our support pages for current HDR students for help and resources, including where to find candidature management and milestone information, program planning help, and academic adviser contacts.