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Graduate research

Be part of world-leading research and help create change.

Graduate research community

Visit our community sites to find information for you.

Current students

Find information to support your higher degree by research (HDR) studies.

Graduate School staff

Access staff information and resources on the Graduate School Intranet.

HDR advisors hub

Guidance for HDR advisors and Directors of Higher Degree Research (DHDRs).

About graduate research at UQ

Our research investigates the world's most challenging and complex problems. Studying with us brings you into a community leading innovation and discovery through research.

15,000+ HDR graduates

Supported in their academic pursuit to attain a higher degree by research (HDR).

2,000+ research experts

Leading research and giving you every advantage to conduct research with an impact. 

4,000+ current students

Working towards their goals with support from our community of researchers and the Graduate School. 

Graduate School

Our dedicated Graduate School provides higher degree by research (HDR) students with every advantage to succeed. We’re with you throughout your research degree, from your very first enquiry to after you've submitted your thesis.

We’ll empower you with training and support to complete your research degree, while building the knowledge and skills to accelerate your career possibilities.

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Research degrees

Pursue your passion for research with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or professional doctorate. With our world-class facilities and researcher development support we can help you create change.

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Supervision

Supervisors support, guide and mentor you through your research. Meet our researchers and explore topics to find a researcher who suits your interests and goals. Be trained, inspired and mentored.

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Career development

Develop transferable skills to further your research and career. We offer year-round skills training to support you and your research.

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Share your PhD with a wider audience. This globally renowned event gives you the opportunity to explain your 80,000 word thesis in just 3 minutes.