Higher Degree Research

The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences has a vigorous research program, with all members of staff actively involved. Research interests include: analytical/bioanalytical chemistry, environmental chemistry; atmospheric chemistry; chemical education; physical/biophysical chemistry; organic/bioorganic chemistry; biological/protein chemistry, structural biology, chemical genomics/proteomics, materials chemistry, theoretical chemistry/bioinformactic, molecular biology/genetics, microbiology, molecular cellular biology, and biotechnology.

The Department is well positioned in taking a multidisciplinary approach in addressing contemporary research problems from the molecular perspective, particularly in the areas of environmental and life sciences. It is possible to arrange higher degree programs through collaboration with other departments, ranging from biology to geology to physics. Much of the Department’s research funding comes from external bodies such as the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council. Senior Researchers who are not full-time members of staff contribute to postgraduate training as Associate Supervisors.

The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences offers the following higher degree research degrees:-

Note that the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and the Honours Degree of Master of Philosophy are research degrees. Each degree requires preparation of a thesis, which is subject to external examination. All our postgraduate degrees may be undertaken either full-time or part-time, however, be aware not all types of research can be satisfactorily pursued part-time.

Forms and Applications

Applicants for higher degree research programs must make contact directly with potential supervisors to discuss research projects prior to applying. Application forms for admission and scholarship details for both local and overseas students can be obtained from:

Higher Degree Research Office

Download application forms.
Email: hdrint@vc.mq.edu.au
Telephone: +61 2 9850 9784 or +61 2 9850 7987

If you are an overseas student, you must first contact a staff member in the research area of your interest about scholarship opportunities in the Department and the associated language requirements. Please use the link above to obtain application material. If you have NOT contacted a staff member and are just interested in the possibility of a research degree in Chemistry, Scholarship information for overseas students can be obtained from:

Higher Degree Research Office

View HDR Scholarship website.
Email: hdrschol@vc.mq.edu.au