Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to a PhD, applicants must:

  • Possess a degree equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from the University with first-class Honours or second class Honours, first division, or
  • Possess a degree equivalent to a Masters degree from the University, with a Relevant Research Component, or
  • Submit other evidence of relevant professional qualifications and experience, or research experience, to satisfy the Dean (Graduate Studies) that the applicant possesses a level of relevant research experience equivalent to an award in either clause (5)a or (5)b; and satisfy such additional requirements for admission to a PhD candidature, if any, as may be prescribed by the Dean (Graduate Studies).

All candidates are expected to be proficient in English comprehension and expression.

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Research proposal

Students can explore research in a range of areas, such as:

  • Humanities, including creative writing, poetry, celebrity authors, mental health, social work, cultural and gender studies, international relations, racism studies
  • Media studies, including live audio-visual performance, machine relations, film and politics, media culture
  • Creative and Performing Arts, including contemporary singing and/or instrumental performance, composition, music education, music production, musicology, new media and computer music, visual arts
  • Social Sciences, including social policy, aged care, LGBTI studies, social inclusion, child protection, child abuse in sport, social policy, identity.

The Faculty of Business, Law and Arts is home to two research clusters that place strong focus on social and environmental issues. These are:

  • Diverse and inclusive communities
  • Environmental arts and humanities
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