Research Higher Degree

Why choose a Research Higher Degree

The School is actively involved in research and scholarship of international significance. Our staff and students are published in leading national and international journals and by major scholarly presses and have attracted more than $6 million in external grants.

As a Research Higher Degree student in the School, you make a vital contribution to the research culture, playing an important role in creating dynamic learning and discovery environments. The School maintains a strong research profile with a number of affiliated research centres, as well as close links with Faculty-based research activities. Students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with UQ partner universities in New Zealand, and are regularly involved in the organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops.

How to apply
The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry requests that enquiries for Research Higher Degrees be submitted via email to Your email enquiry must include:
  • a research proposal (1-2 pages)
  • a writing sample (eg. a chapter of your previous thesis)

Enquiries will only be considered once an email with all documentation has been received.

There is also an online application form that is required to be completed. This can be completed at any stage of your enquiry.

Once your completed enquiry is received, your prior experience is assessed and your research proposal considered, to ensure you meet the University's minimum entry requirements.