Higher Degree Research

Our Higher Degree Research program welcomes applications from Honours, Masters and PhD research students for projects with direct links to the Museum’s Collections. 

Joshua Hale, a Herpetology PHD student, extracting DNA from frog speciments dating back to the 1960s.
Joshua Hale extracting DNA from frogs

Museums Victoria fosters existing relationships with universities and colleges via the supervision of students undertaking post-graduate research projects with direct links to the museum's collection.

Projects relate to a wide range of museum work, including collections research, development and care, education and public programs, exhibition production, and public relations and marketing.

How to apply

    Honours, Research Masters, and PhD students should first consult with their university supervisors about the potential of conducting a research project with Museums Victoria.  An enquiry can then be made about our Higher Degree Research program.

    Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis. There are many variables that impact on Higher Degree Research opportunities, such as the needs and capacity of the relevant department, staff commitments, students already in the program, academic compatibility, and connection to the Museum’s Collection.

    If you have any questions please contact our Education Placement Officer at [email protected].

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