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Research degrees


Passionate about creating change? Make your contribution to solve a legal issue.

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Philosophy

Our unique research masters is tailored to match your skills and career goals.

Master of Philosophy


Check eligibility and find out how to make your research proposal.

How to apply
"I've been very fortunate to have my PhD fully funded. I started off with a base scholarship and achieved top-up scholarships along the way."
Melanie Baker-Jones, PhD candidate


Many of our research students are funded throughout their studies. Scholarship applications close in September each year.


See if one of our topics interests you, or make your own proposal that aligns with our research areas.

“We're interested in looking at the way that technology, law and the social issues all fit together.”
Professor Belinda Bennett
"Supervisors at QUT School of Law were all amazing. Each one had an 'open door' policy, where I could meet almost every day."
Dr Ezieddin Elmahjob


Our supervisors are supportive, innovative and experts in their fields.

Find out more about our researchers and their areas of interest.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

We're building a strong community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers investigating real world law and justice issues that make a difference.

"QUT provided me with the support and resources I needed to successfully complete a research degree with the Faculty of Law."
Gina Hope Masterton, PhD candidate


Contact us today for more information about research degrees, pathways to research and the support we offer.