Research Training

Research training in the DMRC

The QUT Digital Media Research Centre provides a stimulating and supportive research training environment, where Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students work alongside senior researchers to address emerging challenges and help solve practical problems.

In addition to formal coursework in research methods, our research training activities include:

  • Regular seminars and public lectures
  • Masterclasses with visiting scholars
  • Regular digital methods workshops
  • Reading groups
  • An annual DMRC Summer School attracting PhD students from around the world
  • Exchanges and visiting fellowships with the DMRC’s partner organisations and partner universities nationally and internationally
  • An online course on social media analytics.

How to join us

There are currently three pathways to joining us in Research Training as a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student:

PhD Scholarships are available to competitive applicants with excellent academic track records through QUT’s Annual Scholarship Round, which closes in September each year for higher degree research starting the following year. In June/July of each year, the DMRC will advertise priority topics for the annual scholarship round and call for expressions of interest from prospective applicants.

UPDATE:  The DMRC’s priority PhD scholarship topics for 2019 are now available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to study with the DMRC through QUT’s Annual Scholarship Round, please visit our call for PhD scholarship applications page.

If you are interested in studying a Master of Philosophy with the DMRC or if you wish to undertake doctoral research but do not require a scholarship (or will bring one with you), please complete our out-of-round expression of interest form. If you are unable to access the online form, please contact the Research Training Coordinator, Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell ( for a Word document version.