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 Research Skills 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

If you are interested in studying with us, 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.
  • Finally, if you need a scholarship to support your studies, read about QUT’s scholarship options here.

Travel restrictions and applying

QUT are currently accepting expressions of interest from applicants who are onshore in Australia. If you are not currently in Australia, we do not recommend that you apply now.

The Australian Government is only allowing applications for travel exemption in specific critical fields (see a list of these fields via the Department of Home Affairs website). If your proposed supervisor agrees that your research project fits one of these fields, we welcome you to submit an expression of interest (EOI). However, we may need to withdraw your EOI if we can’t identify that your research meets the criteria.

We look forward to welcoming international students to Brisbane as soon as travel restrictions are lifted.