Higher Degree by Research

Postgraduate research degrees at UQ are known as Higher Degree by Research (HDR), in which you can study the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

The School of Pharmacy welcomes graduates from diverse backgrounds to its HDR programs, including pharmacy, allied health, health sciences, medicine, physical and life sciences, engineering, and social sciences, amongst others.  

The HDR programs provide students with opportunities to develop advanced research skills and knowledge, which helps them to progress their careers to higher levels. Activities enable students to develop a variety of skill sets for their careers, with graduate attributes sought after in careers related to the pharmaceutical industry, biomedical research, government agencies, clinical pharmacy, and academia.  HDR student events provide the opportunity to hear from industry and academic leaders about career opportunities after graduation and to further develop professional networks.

Prospective HDR students can select from potential research projects listed on our web site or work with our academic staff on developing a project tailored to their research passion in one of our research areas.  Please email the academic staff member directly and ask if they are available as an advisor for your proposed HDR program. All applicants require the support of an academic staff member as an advisor before proceeding with a formal application.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program pages provide information about entry requirements, scholarships, fees and costs, and the application process. If you have any questions about the PhD or MPhil programs in the UQ School of Pharmacy, please email our HDR Liaison Officer.

Current HDR students

School of Pharmacy policies and procedures for current HDR students can be found on the Pharmacy-QAEHS HDR Students Hub site which can be accessed via Learn.UQ.