School of Psychology - Future Students - Postgraduate - Research Higher Degree

Research Higher Degree

Do you want to do a PhD in psychology at UQ?

Candidates undertaking a research higher degree (RHD) program carry out original research, typically publish the results of their research, and progress towards becoming independent researchers. For these reasons, RHD candidates should be viewed as early career researchers and colleagues. As a consequence, entry into RHD candidature involves selection on the basis of several criteria, and is therefore different to gaining entry to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program.

How do I find a potential advisor?

As a first step, you will want to take a look at our staff directory to find out more about the research that staff in the School of Psychology do. Next, get in touch with potential advisors and discuss the types of projects you are interested in and whether that advisor is able to supervise your proposed project.

What about coursework options?

Here at the School of Psychology, students can complete a range of masters and doctoral level coursework postgraduate programs. The masters programs can be combined with a PhD to help you get registered as a psychologist as well as earn a PhD. If you choose this option, you complete the first year of one our masters programs and then change to the PhD program to complete the remaining coursework.

To find out more about our coursework offerings, click one of the following links:

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