The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts is designed to deliver opportunities for intellectual engagement between graduate research students and leading scholars.
The Faculty of Arts is recognised internationally as a leader in graduate research, for the quality of our teaching staff and for our research programs, and where a strong cohort experience and networking opportunities are fostered. The Faculty is home to five schools and numerous specialist interdisciplinary research centres. As one of our students, you will enjoy the chance to work with leading researchers in first-rate facilities, and to develop skills essential to your future career.
The Faculty attracts some of the highest levels of funding across the humanities and social sciences disciplines in Australia, from prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, industry sources, cultural and community organisations, and internal University grants.
Research partnership projects provide opportunities for students to work on research that has real-world impact, as well as employment beyond the program of study.
The Faculty's Conference Support Scheme provides a platform for staff to hold conferences on campus and to engage with a wide audience of scholars and graduates students from within Australia and internationally.
Faculty of Arts research programs
Facilities and Support
Research students have access to their own RHD Reading Room, which is a quiet space with an open-air atrium, which is modeled on the Victorian State Library Reading Room. Visiting scholars are based in hosting offices and deliver talks and seminars in collaborative learning spaces. Lean more about facilties and see pictures of student spaces.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory authority within the Australian Government's Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio. Each year, the ARC assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative. In 2011, the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences achieved an ERA ranking of 5 (well above world standard) in seven discipline areas and an ERA ranking of 4 (above world standard) in 15 discipline areas.
|ERA Ranking of 5|
|Art Theory and Criticism||Literary Studies|
|Language, Communication and Culture||History and Archaeology|
|Communication and Media Studies||Historical Studies|
|ERA Ranking of 4|
|Studies In Creative Arts and Writing||Anthropology|
|Film, Television and Digital Media||Criminology|
|Journalism and Professional Writing||Political Science|
|Performing Arts and Creative Writing||Sociology|
|Visual Arts and Crafts||Philosophy and Religious Studies|
|Cultural Studies||Applied Ethics|
|Studies In Human Society|
Research at Melbourne
The University of Melbourne enjoys a strong global reputation for high quality research and research training.
For further information, please visit the Research at Melbourne website.