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 are interested in studying with us, please firstly complete the Supervision Enquiry form for the Faculty of Creative, Industries, Education, and Social Justice (CIESJ).

Given the volume of requests for supervision, DMRC supervisors will only review formal requests made through this form. For this reason, we kindly request that you do not contact potential DMRC supervisors directly. If you are unable to access the online form, please contact

Completing this form will determine whether a DMRC supervisor is interested in supporting your project. Finding a supervisor to support your project is Step 2 of the formal QUT expression of interest (EOI). If your request for supervision is supported within the DMRC, it does not mean that you have been accepted into a PhD or MPhil. You will still need to submit a formal EOI application to the university for consideration.

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

  • Continue browsing our website, including 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.

Once your form and supporting documents are submitted, we will review your request and contact your proposed supervisor/s. You will receive a response once your request has been reviewed. Please allow sufficient time for your request to be reviewed by multiple supervisors.

If your request is supported, you will be advised to apply for a research degree by submitting a formal expression of interest to the university for consideration. Your proposed supervisors will support you through this EOI process, which is managed by the QUT Graduate Research Centre – contact or phone +61 7 3138 7200 .

Scholarships available include: