Future research students

Information for prospective students regarding the Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) or Masters by Research program.

The School of Social and Political Sciences is at the forefront of research in the social sciences in Australia. We have a team of dedicated academic staff who can offer supervision for research higher degrees in the disciplines of Anthropology, Development Studies, Political Science, Criminology and Sociology and across a comprehensive range of areas. The School provides a dynamic and rewarding environment with reading groups, seminars, conferences and graduate journals all contributing to the engagement of the program.

Master of Arts (Thesis only)

Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis)

Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)

Please note that the Graduate Research Program within the School is increasingly focused on enrolled, full-time PhD candidates who hold a scholarship.

For information about how to apply and the application timeline, please refer to the Faculty of Arts Future Graduate Research page:

How to Apply

You can search for scholarships offered by the University of Melbourne on the Scholarships website:

Melbourne Scholarships