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The Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) aims to conduct world-leading research that helps society understand and adapt to the changing digital media environment. It is a leading Australian centre for the fields of media and communication.

This program combines economic, legal and cultural analysis to map new and transforming digital media industries at both the global and local level, and to identify appropriate legal and regulatory responses to these shifts.

Available topics

Expressions of interest are now being accepted for doctoral research in:

  • innovation and digital disruption of creative work and creative industries - national, regional and global perspectives
  • the future of communications, cultural and media policy, law, and regulation
  • regulation, governance, and dynamics of digital media platforms.

How to apply

Applicants with excellent academic track records (equal to an Australian bachelor degree with first class honours) or equivalent research experience may be eligible for competitive PhD scholarships to undertake study with us.

Check the application requirements and eligibility for the annual scholarship round.

Email the Digital Media Research Centre before the scholarship round closes and include:

  • your current CV including full details of your educational qualifications
  • a brief statement outlining which of the above proposed research areas interest you and your preliminary ideas for a project, or a draft project proposal if you have one already
  • the names of 2-3 preferred supervisors (find prospective supervisors through our staff profiles).

If we have suitable supervisors, we will put you in touch with them, and they will help you complete your full application.

Study level
Organisational unit

Creative Industries Faculty

Lead unit

Digital Media Research Centre

Research areas
digital media, digital media industries, economy, regulation, governance, dynamics of digital media, communication, digital disruption, creative industries, creative work

Contact the supervisor for more information.