We aim to build capacity for early-career researchers to help meet the challenge of assuring global food security and sustainable agricultural and environmental practices.

Our sub-tropical location creates unique opportunities for research, and we're one of Australia's leading providers of high degree by research (HDR) training.

We offer Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy opportunities in:

  • production and recreational animals
  • poultry
  • wildlife science
  • soil and water science
  • crop science (agronomy, agricultural biotechnology, genetics and plant breeding, and horticulture)
  • food science and technology
  • rural and agricultural landscapes
  • tropical landscapes

Our HDR programs require you to think about and investigate your chosen area in great depth. You'll have the chance to work alongside some of the world's best frontline scientists and researchers in their fields, and have access to our outstanding laboratories and facilities.

You'll also be part of our wide network of industry and research collaborations.

Our graduates provide industry organisations and individuals in Australia and abroad with the informed expertise that's essential in a competitive marketplace.

Available and current projects

Visit our research projects page to see the range of available HDR projects, and the variety of those already underway.

Discuss your potential project

For more information about the application process, or to discuss a potential project, email our HDR support team.

Scholarships and prizes

See the range of research scholarships and prizes available to HDR students who are enrolled with our School.

How to apply

Visit the UQ Graduate School's apply now page for details on how to apply.

Support for current HDR students