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HDR Programs

USQ offers Higher Degree by Research programs including the Master of Research and PhD. Our HDR Programs are supervised research programs that provide students with the opportunity to study a particular area of research, within a supportive, innovative, engaged and future-focused environment. Our students are supported and mentored throughout their HDR studies at USQ by a qualified and experienced supervisory team and are provided with opportunities for professional development and training.  USQ’s HDR graduates are equipped to provide research solutions, make innovative contributions, and develop new knowledge that has digital, social, environmental, and cultural impact to community, industry and government. 

*Master of Research is commencing in Semester 1, 2022 and is available across all disciplines. Please contact the GRS for more information.

Our doctoral program is three years full-time (or six years part time) with a maximum completion duration of four years full time (or eight years part time).  Master of Research* is two years full-time (or extended as a part-time enrolment) with a maximum duration of four years. Master of Research provides a pathway into PhD, on completion.

Coututelle and Joint PhD Programs

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