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Professional doctorate

Our professional doctorates

Doctor of Creative Industries

Be a part of a dynamic research community by exploring artistic and design practice, or investigate creative enterprise and related tertiary teaching.

Course details for Doctor of Creative Industries

Doctor of Education

Find solutions in your professional field of education. Your studies will contribute to research around best-practices in education and further your professional development.

Course details for Doctor of Education

Kaitlyn Porter, PhD scholarship recipient, is studying the role pharmacists can play in disasters, aiming to improve health outcomes during and after events.

Become a researcher. Let us pay the bills.

Our annual scholarship round is now open for applications. This is the ideal time to apply for your research degree and secure a scholarship.

If you're an outstanding graduate and aspiring researcher, apply for a research degree and scholarship by 30 September 2018 to be considered as part of our annual round.

Annual scholarship round

Faculties and institutes

Business

Collaborate with government and industry to find innovative solutions that benefit business and community at a local, national and global level.

Explore areas like:

  • accountability, regulation and governance
  • consumers, markets and stakeholders
  • economics and finance
  • entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy
  • non-profit and social enterprise
  • organisation and work.

Learn more about research in the QUT Business School

Creative industries

Join our progressive and collaborative postgraduate community and make an original contribution to media, design or creative arts research. We believe in fostering a supportive intellectual environment that encourages our researchers to address real world problems in areas like:

  • digital media, communication and culture
  • innovation in the performing and digital arts
  • sustainability and innovation in design.

Learn more about research in our Creative Industries Faculty

Education

Recognised internationally as a leader in education research with a global outlook, we provide the right environment for our researchers and research students to make real progress and generate real world impact. Our research is leading the way in areas like:

  • childhood in changing contexts
  • teacher education and professional learning
  • literacies, language, texts and technologies
  • STEM education
  • student engagement, learning and behaviour.

Learn more about research in our Faculty of Education

Health

Get hands-on experience with patients and students, and collaborate with government, community groups, hospitals and institutions from around the world. Your work has the potential to advance healthcare in areas including:

  • behavioural neuroscience and mental health
  • chronic conditions, including cancer
  • healthy lifestyles, ageing and environments
  • emergency care and health services
  • infection and injury prevention.

Learn more about research in our Faculty of Health

Law

As our commercial, social and digital worlds continue to evolve, our laws and justice system must progress with them. Our research is helping to shape the law and guide policy reform in areas like:

  • commercial and property law
  • crime and justice
  • health law
  • intellectual property and innovation law
  • international law and global governance.

Learn more about research in our Faculty of Law

Science and engineering

From robotics to biomedical engineering, we are leading the way with research that will contribute significantly to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of people across the globe. It’s exciting, world-changing work happening in areas like:

  • chemistry, physics and mechanical engineering
  • civil engineering and built environment
  • earth environmental and biological sciences
  • electrical engineering and computer science
  • information systems
  • mathematical sciences.

Learn more about research in our Science and Engineering Faculty

More than a supervisor

When you research with us, you'll benefit from having a dynamic support system around you.

Your support team will include external supervisors from industry as well as our academic staff. You'll develop positive and collaborative relationship, helping you progress toward your research goals.

Find your team

Writing your research proposal

One of the most important steps in your application is your research proposal. It should include:

  • your research topic
  • an overview of previous research in the area
  • the objectives of your research
  • your proposed research methods and plan
  • your supervisor
  • any coursework requirements.

How to apply

Before you apply for a research degree, there are a few steps you need to complete. You'll need to make sure you meet the entry requirements, find a supervisor, get your supporting documents in order and complete your research proposal.

Apply for a research degree

Contact us

If you have questions about the best options for you, the application process, your research topic, finding a supervisor or anything else you need help with, get in contact with us today.