School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Research in graduate studies

Graduate students are an integral part of the research enterprise at Queen’s. The questions you pose, the experiments you run, the problems you solve and even the new ones you identify contribute to our understanding and knowledge. You are part of a vibrant research community with opportunities to work alongside many of the world’s leaders and experts. With over 50 research groups, centres and institutes ( and as one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities, Queen’s provides an extraordinary breadth and depth of research areas to explore.

Learning how to frame a research question, how to conduct research, how to position your work in the context of the current state of knowledge and how to communicate your findings are essential skills and a key element of graduate training. It’s hard work, but very satisfying and you will carry the skills learned to whatever awaits you beyond your graduate degree.  Share the discoveries of some of our current and past graduate students!

Civil Engineering graduate studentResearch at Dr Funk's labfrench studies research group

Discovering Research

What kinds of research is undertaken at Queen's University?

What opportunities can your field of study offer?

Find out through the experience of our Master's and PhD students.

Did You Know?

Rehab Science: is the systematic study of disablement occurring as a transaction between the individual, community and society. 

Neuroscience: Queen's does research into topics of aging and the impact of diseases like Alzheimer's, and the way the brain recovers after significant injury or disease.

Cancer Research: Significant breakthroughs have been made at Queen's in a myriad of cancer research fields, from cell biology to molecular medicine to psychology.

Learn more about grad research at Queen's

Discover Research at Queen's