Postgraduate (HDR) research

The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies offers Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy programs in the social sciences.

Research areas

Research strength areas include:

  • Applied criminology and human rights
  • Community, welfare and youth services
  • Environment and community sustainability
  • Housing, urban policy and urban liveability
  • International development
  • International studies, globalisation and global cities
  • Language education and development
  • Planning and regional development
  • Social policy, practice and evaluation
  • Sustainable built environments and life-cycle assessment
  • Work, gender and inequality

2019 project guides

Before applying for a postgraduate research degree, you must select a project. Project information can be found in the guides in the information for prospective research students.

Postgraduate research programs


Email or call +61 3 9925 1828 for more information.

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