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
  • 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 (if you need a scholarship)

DMRC has four PhD scholarships available:

  • Three PhD scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Areas of study that align with this opportunity include: media studies, communication, digital media studies, journalism, news, visual communication, Indigenous methodologies, visual sovereignty and social media. Read more information here.
  • One scholarship in the ‘Access to screen culture in an algorithmic age’ research project led by Dr Kylie Pappalardo. Read more information and apply here. 

How to join us (if you don’t need a scholarship)

If you are interested in studying with us without a scholarship, please complete our DMRC HDR Student Form. If you are unable to access the online form, please contact

Before you begin this form, make sure you are familiar with the DMRC’s mission, priorities, and programs.

  • Continue browsing our website, and particularly the details about our research programs. Also check out our student topics and areas where we are particularly interested in finding new research students.
  • Visit QUT’s general information about entry requirements to QUT’s PhD and MPhil programs.