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Science research degree information event

Thinking about starting your postgraduate research journey? Join our online event to find out about our research degree options and the incredible opportunities that can open up when you decide to do science research at QUT.

About the event

You'll hear first hand from our academics and research students working in:

  • Biology and environmental science
  • Biomedical science
  • Chemistry and physics
  • Earth and atmospheric science.

Choose a study area that interests you and tune in to the conversation with staff and students working in that area. You'll find out about their work, potential research opportunities and QUT's research student support services.

Date and time

Date: Monday 1 June, 2020.

Time: 4:30pm (AEST).


Online (via Zoom).

Make sure you have Zoom 5.0 before joining the event. Update to Zoom 5.0 here.


Real student experience

Explore our study areas

During this event, you'll be able to choose an information session about a study area that interests you. Find out more about each of our study areas so you can tailor your event experience:

Biology and environmental science

Work with our experts to solve problems that matter today and create a better world for future generations. Our multidisciplinary research teams address global challenges ranging from food security to climate change. We work across all levels of complexity, from genes to whole organisms, and in natural to modified ecosystems.

Choose from a broad range of research projects that will:

  • solve agricultural and environmental challenges to ensure access to sustainable, nutritional food sources
  • monitor, manage, restore and conserve our environment
  • use biotechnology to solve global challenges – from repurposing waste to developing products from biological organisms.

You’ll learn advanced laboratory skills in state-of-the-art facilities, and undertake fieldwork in diverse locations. Hone your skills alongside our team of internationally respected researchers, and build important networks with end users and potential employers.

Biomedical science

Our internationally renowned biomedical science research is addressing global health issues - from designing tests and methods to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, to developing biomarkers and treatments for cancer, and understanding debilitating diseases such as migraines and Alzheimer’s disease.

Join the next generation of scientific leaders and entrepreneurs in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Our career-ready research graduates are actively sought by industry, government and research organisations to improve healthcare outcomes for individuals and communities globally.

Take on a research project that will make a difference, in areas including:

  • precision cancer research and treatment
  • immunology and infection control
  • genomics and molecular medicine
  • the microbiome in human health.

Chemistry and physics

Explore the unknown, give humanity new insights into how the world works, and lay the foundations for tomorrow’s technologies.

During your research degree you'll engage with theoretical and applied scientists working at the frontiers of nanotechnology, advanced materials, medical physics, surface science and the development of sensors and organic electronics.

We are home to two ARC Laureate Fellows in chemistry and physics and an international team of world-leading researchers based in our Centre for Materials Science and Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices.

You'll also have opportunities to interact with industry partners to develop new technologies with practical outcomes, amplifying your career opportunities.

Earth and atmospheric science

Understand how fundamental chemical and physical processes can solve global environmental challenges. Join our leading experts to explore important issues like the state of the atmosphere, greenhouse gases, reef restoration, natural disasters, energy and resource sustainability, and how science can support a habitable planet well into the future.

Our atmospheric research attracts students from physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and engineering. They’re completing valuable research in particulate matter and atmospheric composition to address emerging issues like air pollution, climate change and airborne virus transmission.

Our earth science projects explore key global challenges like understanding the drivers of planetary change and evolution, environmental damage and change and mitigating their impacts,  geologic hazards and the threats they pose to human development, and discovering natural resources and their responsible use.

No matter which area you choose to work in, you’ll be guided by renowned experts based in world-class facilities. You’ll also find plenty of opportunities for fieldwork in exciting locations, from ancient geological sites to the Southern Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef.


Need more information?

How to apply

Read our guide to applying for a research degree at QUT, including scholarship information and faculty-specific steps you’ll need to take as part of your application.

How to apply for a research degree


To be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual round, you must apply for a research course before 30 September. We award scholarships in early to mid-November, with funding starting the next calendar year.

Annual scholarship round

Ask our support team

Our Higher Degree Research support team can answer your questions about applying for a research degree at QUT:

Ask a researcher

Do you have questions you’d like to ask about our research? Get in touch with our researchers to ask about their work.

Contact an expert

Support for our research students

Our Graduate Research Education and Development (GRE+D) program is here to support your learning and skills development at all stages of your research degree.

Find out more about the program