Higher Degree by Research (HDR)

Stand apart from the rest of the field with a Higher Degree by Research from UQ

Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programs will enable you to contribute to knowledge in your field and gain expertise that is innovative, relevant, and progressive.  

    Academic staff and higher degree by research students conduct research within our Faculty's Schools, Centres and Research Institutes. Researchers are deeply engaged in diverse, significant and innovative research programs relating to:

    • Educational theory, policy and practice, and music education
    • Literatures, languages, and linguistics
    • Professional and creative writing, art and museum exhibition studies, drama, music performance and composition
    • Communication, cultural and media studies, including film and television studies
    • History of the ancient and modern world, and the histories of ideas, art and music, philosophy and the study of religions.
    • Archaeology and Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology, Political Science and international Studies, crisis management and conflict resolution, social and public policy. 

    Kickstart your Higher Degree by Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences:

    • Visit the UQ Graduate School for specific information on scholarships and how to apply
    • Locate a research advisor in your area of interest with UQ Researchers
    • Find further infomation about non-standard theses in Creative Writing, Music Composition and Performance, Art History by Exhibition.