The Doctor of Philosophy (Arts and Social Sciences) is the highest Arts and Social Sciences degree offered by Southern Cross University.

Students will contribute to independent research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the arts, humanities or social sciences.

Research fields include social policy, social welfare, history, politics, communication, cultural studies, new media, visual arts, music and creative writing. PhD projects in the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts may produce a multi-modal output, combining creative work/s and academic thesis or exegesis.

Southern Cross University's Faculty of Business, Law and Arts contains distinguished researchers whose supervision will see you become part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary learning community.

Our researchers regularly publish in national and international journals, exhibit and perform in major artistic venues across Australia and internationally, and supervise postgraduate students in a wide range of areas.

Academic staff in the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts can provide supervision for various discipline areas. Please search for a supervisor on our Find a Supervisor page.

Meet your supervisors