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** Open for Mid-year intake 2017 - applications close 31 May **


Thursday 27 April, 6–7pm

The School of Communication provides a vibrant and innovative environment for higher degree research in the arts, social sciences and creative disciplines. Our academic supervisors are at the forefront of their fields both nationally and internationally. Situated in one of Australia’s major creative industries hubs, our researchers and their students form a community where intellectual inquiry, creativity and digital literacies come together to produce highly successful graduates in both academic and professional contexts.

We particularly seek postgraduate research degree candidates in the following areas, which align with existing research activity and supervision expertise:

  • Social and Political Sciences, Climate Justice
  • Public History: Oral History, National/Transnational History
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Creative Practice, Media Arts and Production
  • Music and Sound Design: Popular Music, Screen Sound Tracks, Electronic Music

See more on Key Research in the School of Communication


Please bear in mind not all supervisors have capacity to take on new students every year, and all applications must be supported by two ‘Category 1’ supervisors with required capacity.

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What the students say

Elaine McKewon, UTS:Communication Doctor of PhilosophyElaine McKewon
Doctor of Philosophy (Journalism)

“From the outset, I found journalism studies at UTS highly engaging and challenging.”

Jeni Thornley, UTS:Communication Doctor of Creative ArtsJeni Thornley
Doctor of Creative Arts

“I started out teaching a documentary course here at UTS, and I really liked its dynamic relationship between theory and practice.”

Matt Johnson, UTS:Communication PhD student and winner of the 2016 Three-Minute Thesis competitionMatt Johnson
Doctor of Philosophy (Social Inquiry)
Winner, 2016 UTS 3 Minute Thesis competition

“I’ve really enjoyed the sense of community that comes with being a researcher within FASS and the wider UTS HDR network.”

Henry Boateng, Doctor of Philosophy student, UTS School of Communication (Digital Information Management)Henry Boateng
Doctor of Philosophy (Digital Information Management)

“I chose to study my PhD at UTS as I am convinced that UTS is one of the best young universities in the world.”

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Further information

New students will join and be expected to contribute to an active research culture, including attending campus-based block courses in the first year, seminars, and structured activities provided throughout candidature. Full- and part-time study modes are available.

For more information see:

FASS postgraduate research degree