A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is the gateway to a range of exciting careers.

Half of our PhD graduates go into research and academia – expanding our basic understanding of physical and mental processes in health and disease; evaluating new interventions and new modes of health service delivery; understanding the experiences of patients, clients and health service workers; contributing to the evidence base underlying public health policy and practice; and training the next generation of academic researchers.

The other half go into an amazingly wide range of professional careers, including government policy roles; private research and development; management, consultancy and project management; and wherever a clear head and critical thinking is required.

Research Higher Degrees are managed administratively through the UQ Graduate School where you can find information about applications, scholarships, milestones and administration.

Students enrol through a School – their Research Higher Degree pages provide information about areas of study and academic contacts. Cross-School enrolments are possible for students with multi-disciplinary interests.

Finding a potential supervisor is easy through UQ Researchers, the University’s searchable database of research academics. Search by name, research topic, or keyword from over 2,000 of the world’s top academic researchers.