Study with us

The DERC PhD community includes more than 40 Researchers. For those interested in PhD studies in Digital Ethnography here are some resources for you.

Research with DERC

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at DERC cultivates your ability to analyze complex digitally-saturated cultural situations. By connecting with our community of world-class researchers, you’ll be linked to a world of expertise and opportunity.

Higher Degree Researchers (HDR) who work with us widen their professional networks, produce relevant and cutting edge research, and build a strong portfolio for future career prospects. Join the world’s most renowned Centre for Digital Ethnography to make a substantial and original contribution to an existing body of knowledge.

Individual supervision is available and we encourage aligning with one of our flagship labs:

DERC PhD Candidate Policy

All PhD candidates supervised by a DERC core member (as senior supervisor) are invited to join DERC upon enrollment. Please contact your supervisor for details.

Other PhD candidates at RMIT may also apply to join. Applications will be considered by the DERC Executive Committee on the basis of the project’s alignment with DERC’s research focus. Current students wishing to join DERC should email their expression of interest to  with an outline of their project.

PhD (Media & Communication) at RMIT

This Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree will provide the framework, the focus and the discipline necessary to conduct speculative inquiry in the field of media and communication.

RMIT places high value on research in this field. It is committed to producing knowledge that is socially, academically, professionally and industry relevant.

Researchers and postgraduates in this field are involved in a diverse number of projects funded by the Australian Research Council, philanthropic and commercial bodies. Key researchers are drawn from a variety of research backgrounds.

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RMIT’s School of Graduate Research

The School of Graduate Research (SGR) provides leadership and support for RMIT’s research training community, empowering research candidates to achieve their research goals.

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