Higher Degrees by Research

Thank you for considering our research community. We offer Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs as higher degrees by research.

We have just over 100 higher degree by research students studying in a diverse range of research areas in education by various study modes. About one-third are international students, adding a rich, culturally diverse dimension to our research community.


Higher Degrees by Research are managed through the UQ Graduate School. Students, once enrolled, are administered in accordance with UQ HDR Candidature Progression Policy.

Please note that your prior study and experience must meet the University's requirements for research content. Refer to the UQ Graduate School site regarding minimum entry requirements.

Supervisors and topics

For more information relating to your area of interest:


Email: pgceducation@uq.edu.au

Find out about financial assistance available to Education students.

Progression and development

Find out more about being a candidate in our School.