With a master’s or doctoral degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), you’ll become part of a vibrant research community that is committed to creating positive change in the world.
What can you study?
FASS offers master’s and doctoral degrees across a range of discipline areas. All our research degrees are open to domestic and international students.
FASS discipline areas
Doctor of Philosophy: Communication
Doctor of Philosophy: Education
Doctor of Philosophy: International studies
Research in our Schools
All our courses are closely aligned with the broader research program in one of our three Schools.
Research in the School of Communication is informed by its position as one of the premier schools in the discipline in Australia.
Research in the School of Education focuses on producing world-leading, cutting-edge research that has real meaning for teaching and learning around the world.
Research in the School of International Studies concerns the material contexts of processes of globalisation, especially how places, languages, and cultural ideologies become transformed in the context of local-global relations.
Finding a supervisor
Finding a supervisor whose research interests and approach reflect your own is key to achieving a successful postgraduate research experience.
Contact the relevant school Research Degree Coordinator before submitting your application for admission.
Communication Postgraduate Research Degrees Coordinator: Alex Munt
Education Postgraduate Research Degrees Coordinator: Nick Hopwood
International Studies Postgraduate Research Degrees Coordinator: Kate Barclay
The Coordinator will be able to put you in contact with a potential supervisor.
Alternatively, you can use our Find a supervisor search tool to match your research interests to those of our leading academics, who are also experienced supervisors.
Note: not all supervisors have the capacity to take on new students every year
Preparing your application
Visit the Research degrees website for information on the following:
Get in touch with our Faculty research office staff
Contact the Graduate Research School