Higher degrees by research
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RMIT’s School of Media and Communication is home to a vibrant group of theorists, thinkers and practitioners. The centres, groups and labs bring together a variety of expertise across digital media, creative writing, screen, games and new media practice and theory. The school is home to internationally recognised researchers providing scholarly leadership and a strong and supportive environment for early career researchers who are involved in a diverse number of projects funded by the Australian Research Council, philanthropic and commercial bodies.
- Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC)
- Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture (CPC)
- Exertion Games Lab
- Games and Experimental Entertainment Laboratory (GEElab)
- Screen Cultures
- Design Futures Lab
HDR candidates undertake their research through a variety of approaches including creative practice, practice-based research as well as archival, field-based and text-based methodologies.
The finished form of the research in all Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) programs may be either a thesis or by project combined with an exegesis.
Research can be undertaken by thesis or as a project with a written exegetical component. The following research degrees are offered:
Dr Adrian Danks – Program Director
Administrative enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying for a research degree
Applicants are required to enrol with a research proposal that aligns with school research strengths and the expertise of a primary and secondary supervisor located in the school.
Before submitting your application, make direct contact with two potential supervisors to discuss your proposal to ensure a fit with their expertise, interests and availability.
Graduate Research Conference
Twice a year research candidates participate in a Graduate Research Conference (GRC) where they are given the opportunity to present work in progress and receive helpful feedback from peers and colleagues.
- RMIT Graduate Research: information for candidates and staff
- Higher Degrees by research guidelines
- MyResearch – web-based application for viewing records of research candidates at RMIT
- Design Social Context Human Research Ethics Subcommittee (login required)
- How to apply for research grants and funding
- RMIT School of Graduate Research
- Research at RMIT
Forms for Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) candidates
- Changes during candidature
- Progress during candidature
- Submission and examination
- Supervisor registration