QUT Law has opened their annual scholarship round for HDR scholarships. These scholarships are available to support new PhD/MPhil students interested in pursuing research in law. The Law School is uniquely placed in having legal experts available to supervise topics that involve innovative research that can make an impact on our society.
“These scholarships present a unique opportunity for you to focus on a chosen area and have financial support for the period of your candidature. This can make a real difference when it comes to being able to devote time to your research,” said Professor Afshin Akhtar-Khavari, Director of Research in the School of Law.
The Law School hosts the nationally recognised Australian Centre for Health Law Research, and has a wealth of expertise across eight research groups:
- Ecological Justice
- Ocean Governance
- Consumer Policy and Regulation
- Datafication and Automation of Human Life
- End of Life
- Digital Social Contract
- Compassion Informed Law
- Planning for Healthy Ageing
Examples of possible Law School student topics are available online.
HDR scholarships for PhD and MPhils are available to competitive applications with an excellent academic track record through QUT’s Annual Scholarship Round for higher degree research starting in 2021.
The formal application involves two steps:
- You will need to complete an Expression of Interest by 20 September 2020 and you will be asked to provide your academic transcripts at this stage to determine eligibility.
- If you are deemed to be eligible for entry into the PhD, you will be asked to submit the next phase of your application by 30 October 2020.
If you are thinking about doing a PhD or MPhil, you are encouraged to get in touch, either with the academics in your area of research interest, or with Associate Professor Shih-Ning Then, HDR Coordinator for the Law School, to find out more.
“We can work with you to come up with the best research topic and supervision team,” says Shih-Ning Then (pictured right).