Higher Degree by Research

All SMI's Research Centres offer Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in their specialisations.

Postgraduate research projects have a strong link with industry; students gain excellent exposure and become familiar with the challenges of conducting research in an industrial environment, and in the challenges of transferring research outcomes to industry.

Undertaking a Higher Degree by Research at the Sustainable Minerals Institute will allow you to develop the professional and personal skills for a successful career in the mineral industry.

  • Work on independent research projects under advisors who are world leaders in their field.
  • Have the opportunity to undertake relevant applied research and gain valuable industry experience.
  • Be encouraged to publish at all stages of your study
  • Be part of a diverse and inclusive community

All applications and scholarships at SMI are run through the UQ Graduate School

Next-Generation Resources Conference

This HDR Conference is an annual opportunity for students to showcase their research, hone their presentation skills and interact with industry professionals, academics and colleagues. It includes interactive presentations, panel discussions and a networking session with industry professionals.

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