Study with us

Doctor of Philosophy

Make the next big discovery in science, technology, engineering or mathematics through your PhD with our experts in world-class facilities.

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Philosophy

Benefit from the support of our researchers and gain the best possible training foundation for future admission into a PhD.

Master of Philosophy

Apply for a research degree

Before you apply for a research degree, follow our step-by-step guide to make your experience as easy as possible.

Apply for a research degree

Tailor your research

Find a student topic

Are you wanting to study at a higher and more detailed level?

We're looking for students to change the world through science and engineering research across a variety of disciplines.

Browse all student topics

Find an expert

As a research student, you'll be supervised by our experienced academics as well as external supervisors from industry.

Contact one of our experts and progress toward your research goals.

Search for an expert

Find a scholarship

Our scholarships can offer you financial support, work experience, or networking benefits.

Explore our extensive scholarship and grant options and fund your research.

Browse our scholarships and grants

Our research students

Extinct giant kangaroos

Manuela Cascini and Associate Professor Matthew Phillips worked with University of Adelaide researchers to reveal the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroo. Their research into the extinct kangaroos was published in the Systematic Biology journal.

Read about their research

3D-printed implants

Naomi Paxton was named the 2019 Student Leader of the Year. Her biomanufacturing research has opened the door for 3D-printed scaffolds that encourage bone regeneration, helping people who have lost bone as a result of accidents, birth defects or diseases.

Read about Naomi's achievements

Innovative koala tracking

Evangeline Corcoran works with a team that's combining machine learning and drones to count wildlife in a faster, more accurate and less invasive method. Evangeline was recently invited to chair a panel in the World of Drones Congress in Brisbane.

Read about Evangeline's experience at QUT

Robots that read your face

Humans are irrational to a robot right now, but Lauren Fell is creating a framework that will help robots understand how humans make decisions based on facial cues. She is using theories of quantum physics to explain how we perceive faces.

Read about Lauren's robot friend, Andy

Reinventing the wheel

Troy Cordie is completing his thesis in modular field robotics with CSIRO's Data61. His work revolves around the NeWheel; a robotic wheel module that can allow robots to be customised to suit certain terrains and tasks.

Read about Troy's research

Studying volcanic rock

Robert Emo is working with Professor Balz Kamber to uncover the mysteries hidden within Australia's volcanic rocks. Data from these rocks, which can originate from 30km beneath the Earth's surface, can affect how we prepare for our planet's future.

Real-world success

Top Australian University under 50 years

Top 301-400 World University

80% of QUT Research is Rated above World Standard

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, submitted 2018

Research topics and projects

Are you looking to study at a higher and more detailed level?

We are currently looking for students to research topics across all of our disciplines.

Browse all student topics

Scholarships and grants

A scholarship can give you financial support, work experience, or networking benefits.

You could receive money to help with your living costs and uni supplies, opportunities to work on great projects, practical work experience or network with industry professionals.

Fund your tuition and living expenses during your research degree.

Search for scholarships and grants

Find your team

Our students are supervised by the best researchers in their fields and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Contact one of our experts to discuss potential projects and current research opportunities.

Search for a supervisor

Contact us

Need more information about research degrees? Contact us to find out more.