Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney

Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney
Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney
Acknowledgement of Country
UTS acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal
People of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon
whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect
to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional
custodians of knowledge for these lands.
Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney
           02    Message from the Vice-Chancellor
           03    Message from the DVC Research
           05    Research at UTS
           06    Experience Sydney
           10    Sydney’s city university
           12    UTS rankings
           14    Research at the most innovative campus in Australia
           16    Well connected and entrepreneurial
           18    Connect. Live. Learn
           20    Support services
           22    The Graduate Research School support services
           24    Careers: Your pathway to graduate success
           26    Scholarships for domestic students
           28    Scholarships for international students

           31    Research study areas
           32	Arts and Social Sciences
           36    Business School
           40    Connected Intelligence Centre
           44	Design, Architecture and Building
           48	Engineering and Information Technology
           52    Health
           56    Institute for Public Policy and Governance
           58    Graduate School of Health
           62	Law
           66    Science
           70    Sustainable Futures
           74    Transdisciplinary Innovation

           79    Further information
           80    Industry doctorate program
           81    Collaborative doctoral research degree program
           83    Visiting research students program
           84    Minimum academic and English requirements
           86    How to apply
           88    Feel at home
           90    Health cover, tuition fees and SSAF
           91    Graduate Research School Dean welcome

Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney
Message from the

                                       The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a young and dynamic
                                       university that marks the gateway to Sydney — Australia’s economic,
                                       multicultural and creative global city. Our vibrant campus is located in the
                                       heart of Sydney’s innovative and cultural precinct and next to its central
                                       business district, giving you access to all that the harbour city has to offer.
                                       UTS is widely known for its innovative learning and teaching approach
                                       which integrates the best of online and face-to-face experiences. Our
                                       staff are thought leaders and practical innovators with wide-ranging
                                       experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Our mentoring
                                       programs, internship experiences and Industry Doctorate Program can
                                       connect you with highly-skilled practitioners and top organisations. Our
                                       location and reputation allows you to engage with world-class research
                                       teams and facilities, as well as relevant industry, government and
                                       community partners.
                                       We are committed to future-focused learning, high-impact research and
                                       effective partnerships with industry and community which is reflected in
                                       the design of our campus. The university’s inner-city campus has recently
                                       been transformed through a $1.3 billion redevelopment plan, providing
                                       dedicated spaces for research students, more student accommodation and
                                       new buildings containing cutting-edge technologies and facilities.
                                       At UTS we also offer scholarships to help our research students with their
                                       education and living costs. Our comprehensive range of support services
                                       and activities, many of which are free, ensure research students remain
                                       connected and engaged with the UTS community through student events,
                                       workshops and presentations.
                                       UTS is also well-known for its rich contribution to the research sector.
                                       One hundred per cent of UTS’s broad research fields have been
                                       benchmarked at world standard or above by the Australian Government’s
                                       most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation and
                                       we are leading the country when it comes to research impact (2019
                                       Engagement and Impact Assessment).
                                       These are just some of the reasons why we’re rated the top young
                                       university in Australia and within the top 200 universities globally (QS
                                       Top 50 Under 50 2020, and Times Higher Education 2020). So if you’re
                                       passionate about making a positive impact in the world, we want you to
                                       join our growing community of world-class researchers. I look forward to
                                       welcoming you to UTS.

                                       Professor Attila Brungs
                                       Vice-Chancellor and President

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Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney
Message from the
DVC Research

         Discovery, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity are features
         shared by great research and inspiring learning environments. At UTS,
         we integrate our approach to research and learning, so our students are
         engaged with the research our academics are undertaking as well as
         being supported to utilise inquiry-based approaches to research and form
         strong and extensive networks nationally and internationally.
         That is our commitment to research degree students.
         Our research and learning model, combined with our vibrant research
         culture, strong engagement with industry and an unwavering
         commitment to social justice, is what that sets us apart as Australia’s
         number one young university.*
         As a postgraduate research student at UTS, you’ll study with academics
         and practitioners committed to undertaking research at the highest
         levels of international knowledge creation. At the end of your degree,
         you’ll be equipped with deep specialist knowledge combined with an
         innate ability to explore, think and act systemically and consider a range
         of different perspectives preparing you for entrepreneurial career
         pathways, senior roles in industry, or for a future career in research.
         You’ll have the opportunity to study in our future-focused inner city
         campus, a $1.3 billion redevelopment providing dedicated spaces for
         research students, more student accommodation and new buildings
         containing the technologies and facilities used by researchers to create
         the future.
         If you’re passionate about producing high-quality, globally-respected
         research that makes significant economic, environmental, and societal
         impact, we want you to join our growing community of world-class
         researchers. I look forward to welcoming you to UTS.

         Professor Kate McGrath
         Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
         *T imes Higher Education Young University Rankings 2015–2019
           and QS Top 50 Under 50 2018–2020

                                                                         Message from the DVC Research   3
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Research at UTS
                      At UTS, our research is exemplified by excellence,
                      impact, engagement with global partners, and
                      innovative collaborations that transcend disciplinary
                      and professional boundaries.
                      We are committed to producing high-quality, globally-
                      respected research that makes significant economic,
                      environmental, cultural and social impact.
                      To this end, we are building research capacity and
                      performance in a number of areas aligned to the UTS
                      2027 vision (, which is to be a
                      leading public university of technology recognised
                      for our global impact.
                      Learn more at

4   Research at UTS
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Research at UTS   5
Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney
Impressive beaches, iconic buildings, year-round festivals,
and a thriving sports culture – Sydney’s got it all. With a great
climate, a true mix of cultures and world-class national parks
right on your doorstep, there’s something for everyone in this
stunning harbour city. Sydney is a great place to live and an
even better place to study!
Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney
Top 10 things to
do around Sydney
                                  1	Don’t miss the international         6	Grab a meal and catch an
                                     symbol of Sydney – the Sydney            incredible fireworks display
                                     Opera House. Step beneath the            every Saturday night at Darling
                                     sails of Danish architect Jørn           Harbour. During the day, visit the
                                     Utzon’s masterpiece to see a             Sea Life Sydney Aquarium to see
                                     performance or take a tour.              magnificent dugongs, sharks,
                                                                              stingrays, and thousands of
                                  2	Explore Sydney by ferry, crossing        tropical fish. Escape the crowds
                                     our sparkling harbour to learn to
                                                                              in the serene Chinese Garden
                                     surf at Manly, for fish and chips
                                                                              of Friendship.
                                     at Watson’s Bay or to discover
                                     our convict history at the World     7	Meet Australia’s unique native
                                     Heritage-listed Cockatoo Island.         animals at the world-famous
                                                                              Taronga Zoo. Hear stories of
                                  3	Take a spectacular cliff top             Australian wildlife and the
Crowd pleasers                       coastal walk from Bondi Beach
                                                                              Dreaming from an Aboriginal
See Sydney shine throughout          to Coogee. Discover sweeping
                                                                              guide and get up close with
the year thanks to our lively        views, pristine beaches, and
                                                                              koalas, kangaroos and wallabies.
events calendar. Whether             if you look carefully, ancient
it’s the Sydney Festival – a         Aboriginal rock engravings.          8	Explore the twisting inlets and
celebration of performing arts,      During October catch Sculpture           harbour islands of Sydney
Sydney Biennale – the largest        by the Sea: the world’s largest          Harbour National Park. Walk
visual arts event in Australia       free outdoor sculpture exhibition.       over the Sydney Harbour Bridge
or one of our many music,                                                     (affectionately known as The
                                  4	Get cultured in the great                Coat Hanger) and enjoy a picnic
film, comedy, food or sporting       outdoors. Enjoy a free concert
festivals, you’ll always find                                                 in Wendy Whiteley’s Secret
                                     under the stars at Symphony in
something to do, most likely                                                  Garden at Lavender Bay.
                                     the Domain, explore a wonderland
outdoors and for free.               of light art and urban projections   9	Barrack for your team while
                                     during Vivid Sydney or take a seat       watching a game of cricket,
                                     at the open-air cinema where a           tennis, rugby league, footy or
                                     giant movie screen rises from            soccer at one of our popular
                                     Sydney Harbour.                          sports grounds. Get in the
                                                                              mood by wearing team colours
                                  5	Discover our rich history in             and tasting a meat pie with
                                     The Rocks. Explore Sydney’s
                                                                              tomato sauce – our classic
                                     oldest pubs, historic laneways
                                                                              Aussie cuisine.
                                     and archaeological remains
                                     under the shadow of the Harbour      10	Catch the train to the World
                                     Bridge. Mingle at the Rocks              Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.
                                     Markets and sample foods from            Visit the iconic Three Sisters
                                     around the world.                        and explore the magnificent
                                                                              lookouts, waterfalls and hazy
                                                                              blue valleys. Get your adrenaline
                                                                              pumping mountain biking,
                                                                              canyoning or rock climbing.

                                                                                             Experience Sydney    7
Research Course Guide - Courses 2020-2021 - University of Technology Sydney

 6th           Best City in the World
               Condé Nast Traveller’s Top 10 Big Cities 2018

 9th            Best Student City
                QS Best Student Cities 2018

 11th          Best City for Quality of Life
               Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living survey

 Bondi Beach is only 30 minutes away from UTS by public transport

 Sydney enjoys a sunny climate with mild winters and warm summers.
 During summer, (December – February) average temperatures range
 from 19 - 26°C (65 - 78°F). During winter (June – August) average
 temperatures drop to between 9-17°C (48 - 63°F). There’s an average
 of 243 days sunny days recorded every year.
 Information source:
Suman Laudari – Nepal
No longer a stranger to Sydney
“I like Sydney because you get to meet people from all over the world,
 it is very multicultural. I also love being in nature and Sydney really
 offers that – if you take a train ride for half an hour, you can go to a
 place where you get to explore and enjoy nature.”
Sydney’s city
Expand your horizons            A great place to build your future        As you settle into student life, you’ll
in the heart of Sydney          Location is everything. At UTS,           become part of a caring multicultural
                                you’ll study in the centre of a rapidly   community. With new friends and a
Imagine waking up in            changing urban environment                supportive UTS network around you,
Australia’s most dynamic,       with industry opportunities on            your transition to life in Australia will be
cosmopolitan and dazzling       your doorstep. We’re part of an           a rewarding and exciting experience.
city. Welcome to Sydney:        energetic technology hub that hosts       Convenient, inspiring, fun
our nation’s cultural centre    more than 60 per cent of regional
                                                                          No matter where you’re coming
                                technology operations.
and business capital.                                                     from, or going to, UTS is easy to get
                                More than 90 per cent of banks            to. We’re walking distance to the
                                base their regional headquarters          CBD, Darling Harbour, shopping,
                                here. While more than 40 per              food, sport, and nightlife. You’re
                                cent of Sydney’s digital and              also a few minutes’ walk away from
                                creative industries reside in our         transport hubs Central Station and
                                neighbourhood. Sydney is also the         Railway Square so you can safely
                                place to be an entrepreneur: we’re        spread your wings and explore.
                                home to 60 per cent of Australia’s        When you need to travel interstate or
                                start-ups, many bursting with             overseas, you’re close to Australia’s
                                possibilities and inspired thinking       biggest international and domestic
                                right by our campus.                      airports. From breakfast in Bondi
                                                                          to an evening at the Opera House,
                                A safe and friendly city
                                                                          you’ll experience many unforgettable
                                Our reputation as a safe and sociable     moments in our wonderful city.
                                city is one of the reasons why 35000
                                                                          *City of Sydney international student survey.
                                international students* choose to
                                make Sydney their home-away-
                                from-home. Australians are known for
                                their relaxed attitude to life. We take
                                pride in our friendliness, respectful
                                nature and culture of equality.

10   Sydney’s city university
Spice Alley                               Broadway Sydney
Tucked behind the narrow laneways         For 90 years Broadway was home to
alongside Central Park, Spice             the grand old Grace Bros Building
Alley is Australia’s first outdoor        with its elegant architecture and
Singaporean-style hawker centre.          distinctive clock towers. This
From behind a façade of heritage          sensitively restored heritage
terraces, the aroma of exotic spices      building now serves 21st century
entices hungry locals to meet under       shoppers. A ten-minute stroll from
swinging red lanterns as they tuck        UTS, Broadway Shopping Centre
in to street food staples at student      features three supermarkets, a
prices. Operated by Sydney’s most         500-seat food court, a 12-screen
popular Asian restaurants, enjoy          cinema and major retailers including
Vietnamese market foods, Chinese-         Kmart, Target and Apple plus 100
Malay fusions, Thai curries, the fast     speciality shops.
foods of China, and more.

Chinatown and Haymarket                   Central Park
Chinatown and Haymarket’s dumpling        Central Park is a downtown oasis
houses, yum cha palaces and neon-lit      directly opposite UTS. Enter the main
nooks are irresistible. A short walk      tower dripping with a living tapestry
from UTS, you’ll also explore night       of plants and vines (the world’s
markets, arcades and malls while          tallest vertical garden) to experience
discovering some of Sydney’s              shopping, cinemas and surrounding
best Asian supermarkets. The iconic       parklands. Grab a bite at one of
Paddy’s Markets dates back to             the many outlets including Cuban,
colonial times and is also packed with    Mexican, Chinese, Indian or Brazilian
bargains. At night, get your sing-along   or relax at the Old Clare Hotel for a
on at a quirky karaoke lounge. During     lazy afternoon.
February, celebrate the Lunar New
Year with dazzling lion and dragon
dances, giant zodiac lanterns and,
of course, fabulous food.
                                                          Sydney’s city university   11
UTS rankings

       QS TOP 50                                                                 STAR
     UNDER 50 2020                                                               RATED
                                                                         for excellence
                                                                       across 7 categories

              1st                                                     QS Stars™ 2018-2021
                                                                       Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
         in Australia

           11     th                     150
                                          World University
            globally                      Rankings 2020

      Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)         Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

                                                                      of UTS research has
                                                                     been benchmarked at
                                                                     world standard
                                                                       or above
                                                                       Australian Government’s
                                                                      Excellence in Research for
                                                                    Australia (ERA) evaluation in 2018

2019 snapshot of UTS

                           45 930                  15 134               1085                         256
                           students enrolled       international      incoming study             UTS students
                          at UTS onshore and         students           abroad and             studying overseas
                           outside Australia                        exchange students             on exchange

TOP 300                           FACT
                     OVERALL                  The iconic UTS
               Academic Ranking            Tower Building is the
              of World Universities         tallest educational
                  (ARWU) 2019              building in Australia
                                             at 28 stories high!
                    Shanghai Jiao Tong

                                                  TOP                        YOUNG UNIVERSITY

                                                                              RANKINGS 2019

                                             World University
                                             Rankings 2020
                                            Times Higher Education

                                                                                    in Australia

                                                                                Times Higher Education


    383                    33 070           10 720                    2140                  3896
  UTS students             undergraduate    postgraduate             postgraduate          full-time staff
studying overseas            students        coursework                research
 on a short-term                              students                 students

Research at the
most innovative
campus in

We’ve invested A$1.3 billion
to create an immersive new
university experience using
sustainable design to shape
the way you learn.
Our iconic buildings, tech-
driven learning spaces
and designated industry
hubs place students at
the centre of the creative
learning experience so                              UTS Central                             UTS Tech Lab
they can benefit from an                            Opened in 2019, UTS has its own         UTS Tech Lab is a multidisciplinary
active, connected and                               ‘heart of glass’ in the form of         engineering and IT facility designed
                                                    UTS Central.                            to disrupt traditional university
collaborative education.
                                                                                            approaches to research.
                                                    Bringing a striking transparency to                                   the centre of campus, the futuristic    Located in the Botany industry
                                                    17-storey glass façade encloses a       hub next to Sydney’s airport, this
                                                    student hub, food court, a range of     incubator for researchers promotes
                                                    collaborative teaching, faculty and     collaboration with industry and
                                                    research spaces, and a 270-seat         government to develop innovative
                                                    Hive Super Lab.                         technologies in countless arenas.
                                                    The highlight of UTS Central is a new   UTS Tech Lab’s specialist
                                                    sun-drenched library featuring a        laboratories possess advanced
                                                    three-level reading room. Echoing       capabilities and equipment unique
                                                    the world’s great scholarly reading     to Australia. Combined with its
                                                    rooms, its towering floor-to-ceiling    collaborative workspaces, UTS Tech
                                                    bookshelves house an impressive         Lab seamlessly blends new and
                                                    collection of books for student use.    traditional modes of working so that
                                                                                            people and ideas flow freely.
14   Research at the most innovative campus in Australia
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building             Engineering and IT Building                 Vicki Sara Building
A Sydney landmark, The Dr Chau         Described as a ‘living laboratory,’         Home to the Faculty of Science and
Chak Wing Building is home to UTS      the Engineering and IT Building is          Graduate School of Health, the Vicki
Business School.                       covered in binary code screens that         Sara Building boasts world-class
                                       display real-time performance data          laboratories, simulation labs and
Inspired by a tree house as ‘a
                                       internally throughout the building.         health care consulting clinics.
growing learning organism with
many branches of thought,’ it’s the    Inside, technology-enabled                  It features a world-first Super
only building in Australia designed    teaching, research and social               Resolution Imaging System that
by world-renowned architect            spaces are clustered around a               enables research into the cell biology
Frank Gehry.                           fissure shaped atrium.                      of living micro-organisms, which
                                                                                   is crucial to understanding the
Its classrooms and oval lecture        Home to the most advanced data
                                                                                   behaviour of infectious diseases.
theatres facilitate discussion and     visualisation facility in Australia, the
                                                                                   While a Super Lab, the first of its
encourage collaboration while          building’s immersive 3D Data Arena
                                                                                   kind in Australia, accommodates
large student commons offer            creates 360-degree representations
                                                                                   up to 220 students from 12 classes
inviting places for students to        of data enabling academics and
                                                                                   facilitating a multidisciplinary
study and relax.                       industry to visualise complex
                                                                                   learning environment.
                                       information, identify trends and
                                       solve problems.

Study spaces                           Moore Park campus                           Alumni Green
Whether it’s a quiet spot to study,    Our new Moore Park campus, next to          Modelled after leading European
an AV-equipped pod for group work or   the Sydney Cricket Ground and the           town squares, Alumni Green is
somewhere to host a social catch-up,   Rugby Australia Building, is the first      a welcoming green oasis and
there’s plenty of space for students   in Australia to combine university          ceremonial gathering space at the
on campus.                             programs with a major sporting venue.       centre of campus.
Our many student commons are           UTS students, sector-leading                Its gardens provide a sanctuary of
available to relax between classes,    sport and exercise scientists,              trees, plants and shade. While a
meet friends or read over coffee.      physiotherapists, and elite athletes        range of spaces (including outdoor
Students without a laptop can          are connected in Sydney’s premier           ping pong tables) are ideal for
use our free desktop computer          sporting precinct.                          socialising, studying and relaxing.
workstations around campus.
                                       This integration of science and
These purpose-built student spaces,    sport offers UTS hands-on access
most offering power outlets, USB       to elite athletes and provides the
ports for charging devices and free    Australian Rugby Union with valuable
Wi-Fi, are another way to make UTS     performance, injury-management
feel like home.                        and rehabilitation data.

                                                                            Research at the most innovative campus in Australia   15
Well connected
and entrepreneurial
We’ve built partnerships                  Many of our degrees are industry-       Research that matters
with some of the world’s most             accredited meaning your degree          UTS is a future-focused research
                                          will be recognised nationally           university with an emphasis
innovative and successful
                                          and internationally.                    on technology, creativity and
companies that share our
                                          Teaching excellence and                 social disruption.
passion for creativity and
technology – partnerships                 practical education                     We believe universities should
that will play a key role in              Practice makes perfect. Nobody          work for the greater good by driving
shaping your future.                      knows that better than our              social change beyond campus,
                                          exceptional teaching staff.             locally and globally, through
                                                                                  research and practice.
Industry connections                      Many are acclaimed professionals
                                          who bring a wealth of industry          We are committed to fostering
Our courses are developed and
                                          expertise to the classroom through      the next generation of progressive
reviewed in consultation with leading
                                          live case studies and practice-         researchers for academia
industry practitioners ensuring your
                                          based assessment.                       and industry.
learning is relevant to the changing
needs of your profession.                 They’re at the top of their game, but   We’re collaborative too. Our Key
                                          they’re also committed to nurturing     Technology Partnerships Program
You’ll work on industry projects,
                                          their students. They will push you in   is responding to the expectations
create solutions to real-world
                                          ways you didn’t think possible so you   of industry by building unique,
problems and participate in industry-
                                          can excel in ways that matter.          long-lasting relationships with
run competitions. You may even
                                                                                  research partners.
undertake a workplace internship or       Our adjunct professors and visiting
placement as part of your degree.         practitioners also ensure your
                                          education is relevant by sharing
Beyond the classroom, we’ll
                                          how theory is applied in real-world
offer opportunities and help you
establish valuable professional

16   Well connected and entrepreneurial
Unleash your research
impact with UTS Startups
Are you looking to create an            Skills and tools                          mentors. And being a part of the
impact with your research?              Give yourself an edge. Our immersive      fast-growing UTS Startups founder
You might not know it yet but           workshops and bootcamps for               community, you’ll be surrounded by
research and entrepreneurship go        researchers will introduce you to         fellow student entrepreneurs who
hand in hand. As a research student,    entrepreneurship tools and methods        are ready to share their knowledge
you have more in common with an         such as Design Thinking to solve          and skills.
entrepreneur than you probably          problems, test your research, create      Partnerships
realise. UTS Startups can be your       impact, and launch a business. And
                                                                                  Find the right source of funding
partner on the journey to translate     our online Entrepreneurship Toolkit
                                                                                  to maximise your research impact.
your research into a viable practice,   is ready to empower you at any stage
                                                                                  There are many opportunities for
product or service and make real-       of your journey.
                                                                                  funding and investment through
world impact.
                                        Mentorship                                venture capital, industry and
UTS Startups is the home of student     Get good advice. It is never too          government. UTS Startups is deeply
entrepreneurship at UTS. We             early in your research journey to         integrated in Australia’s thriving
inspire and support students along      reach out. Figuring out the right         startup ecosystem and has formed
their entrepreneurial journey to        entrepreneurial path, and finding         a range of partnerships, such as
be future ready for their careers.      the right connections should not          CSIRO’s Main Sequence Ventures,
Whether you want to translate or        be a headache. We work with you           to help researchers access venture
commercialise your research, follow     to develop a plan and polish your         capital, and the funding needed to
an academic path, innovate within       research. We use our network to           translate your findings into impact.
an organisation, or launch your         give you access to people who meet        Connect with us
own research-led business, make         your needs: advisors, investors,
entrepreneurship a part of your                                         
                                        thought-leaders, potential board
research journey with UTS Startups.                                     
                                        members and your future customers.
                                        This approach takes your research
                                                                                  UTS Startups LinkedIn
                                        to the next level. Our members are
                                        supported through regular check-          Powered by UTS Innovation
                                        ins and have access to expert             and Entrepreneurship.

                                                                               Unleash your research impact with UTS Startups   17
Live. Learn.
As an international student, you’ll experience a new country
with fresh outlooks, foods and customs. We’re here to help
you immerse yourself in your new culture, discover interests
you wouldn’t encounter back home and make lifelong friends.
The best way to start is to dive right in!

UTS International                         Orientation                              Peer network                 
Our team understands what’s               Experience the best introduction to
required to achieve academic              life at UTS during orientation. Attend
success and wellbeing at UTS.             seminars, workshops and social           You’ve travelled a long way from
We’re here to help you settle in and      events to learn about our support        home to study here. If you’re looking
stay happy and safe. We provide           services, make friends and gain          for a friendly face when you arrive
friendly advice and assistance to         insider tips on living in Sydney.        on campus, seek out one of our
all international students. You’ll find                                            Peer Networkers in their signature
                                          On O’Day, take a campus tour so you
us on level 3A of the Tower Building.                                              orange t-shirts.
                                          can easily find the library, computer
                                          labs and your lecture rooms. Join        They’re UTS students who’ll answer
                                          clubs and societies and take             questions, help you find your way
                                          advantage of free give-aways, food,      around campus and make Sydney
                                          student offers, and demos.               feel a little more like home.
                                          Make sure you attend one of the          Our weekly Network Café also
                                          mandatory international student          brings together overseas students.
                                          sessions and your faculty welcome        Hosted by current UTS students,
                                          to get important information about       you can practise your English, learn
                                          your course, meet your lecturers,        about Australian culture and ask
                                          other students, and discover exciting    questions about life at UTS.
                                          upcoming opportunities.

18   Connect. Live. Learn.
UTS Library
The UTS Library provides services to support students at all stages of
their studies. Workshops and training sessions are run throughout the
year on finding information, managing data, referencing, publishing
strategies, and maximising the impact of your work. Content on the UTS
Library website provides additional specialised support for researchers.
HeadsUp:Researchers supports students through a series of online tutorials,
providing an overview of skills needed across the research life cycle.
The Library has an extensive collection of journals, books and other resources,
both online and in print, and provides free access to a wide range of research
databases and other tools such as referencing software. If the resource you
are after isn’t in the Library’s collection a Request for Purchase or InterLibrary
Loan can be submitted. Librarians are also available to provide assistance via
individual consultations, email, chat and social media channels.
When you’re ready to lodge a digital copy of your thesis, you can upload it via
the Library website and our team will publish it in the UTS digital repository,
Open Publication of UTS Scholars (OPUS).

Sport and recreation                       UTS Shopfront         
Join one of our 30 sports and              UTS Shopfront places students at the
recreation clubs or sign up with           centre of the community sector so
ActivateFit: our on-campus gym. You        they can make a difference to local
can also combine your love of fitness      not-for-profit organisations. Through
and travel with our ActivateUTS            volunteering, collaborative projects
Recreation program where you can           and community-engaged research,
explore Sydney and its surrounds           you’ll gain valuable experience and
through sports events, day trips and       help build sustainable communities.
weekend getaways.
                                           The UTS SOUL Award program run
                                           by UTS Shopfront, gives you the
                                           opportunity to gain valuable local
                                           volunteering experience, taking
                                           your research into the real world or
                                           exploring something new. Skill-up
                                           workshops in communications, social
                                           issues and project management help
                                           you have more impact and you’ll have
                                           fun meeting students across a variety
                                           of faculties. All while experiencing the
                                           wellbeing benefits of getting out in
                                           the community and giving back.

                                                              Connect. Live. Learn.   19
Support services
Being alone in a new city can be overwhelming at times.
If you’re having trouble adjusting to life in Sydney or at
university, take advantage of our free support services
including health and wellbeing services, counselling,
English language tutoring, and study skills workshops.

Health and wellbeing             Mental health services                     UTS Psychology Clinic
support                                  Our confidential and free counselling      The UTS Psychology Clinic is a
                                         service can help you with a range of       not-for-profit research clinic and
We offer a range of services to
                                         personal, relationship, academic,          training facility for postgraduate
ensure you stay healthy and safe
                                         and psychological difficulties. Our        Clinical Psychology students in the
on and off campus.
                                         group counselling workshops can            Graduate School of Health. It’s open
Medical service                          support you through the pressures          to UTS students, staff and the public
Our UTS Health Service provides          of study, work and life. Face-to-          offering reduced-fee services.
free friendly and confidential           face counselling sessions are also
medical consultations to students,       available in Mandarin and Cantonese.
staff, alumni, and their families.

Safe, fair and supportive                Social clubs and events                    Multi-faith Chaplaincy                  
students-with-accessibility-                                                        support/health-and-wellbeing/
                                         Engaging in extra-curricular
requirements/accessibility-service                                                  multi-faith-chaplaincy
                                         activities will give you a rewarding,
We value diversity at UTS. We’re         well-rounded university experience.        We welcome and respect beliefs
committed to supporting all              There’s lots of ways to get involved       of all kinds at UTS. Our Multi-faith
students to join in all university       at UTS beyond the classroom. With          Chaplaincy represents Buddhist,
activities. If you’ve got a disability   over 130 clubs and societies, you’ll       Christian, Jewish, and Islamic staff
or ongoing health condition that         find the right one for you. We also host   and students. Our chaplains can
could affect your studies, our UTS       a jam-packed events calendar that          assist you with a variety of concerns
Accessibility Service can help.          includes free weekly breakfasts,           including homesickness, loneliness
                                         BBQs, live music, art exhibitions,         and spirituality.
                                         and festivals.

20   Support Services
Tiziana Zingali, Italy
PhD Thesis, ithree Institute
“UTS is a fantastic mix of different people, languages, and customs. It
 is also very sensitive to social themes such as sexual harassment, the
 presence of women in research, racism and social equity. Everyone is
 free to express their opinion and contribute a little to research progress.”

                                                                                Support services   21
The Graduate Research School
support services
Behind every great research                          original graduate research and          General Research Development
student is a comprehensive                           to develop the graduate research        program
                                                     student as a researcher prepared
network of support. UTS                                                                      Research workshops in this program
                                                     for careers in academia and/or          will support you throughout the
offers a range of support                            industry. This framework articulates    three stages of your candidature,
including scholarships and                           the support you will receive and        commencing with Research
researcher development                               are expected to engage with while       Orientation through to Submitting
programs, as well as tailored                        undertaking a graduate research         Your Thesis. These workshops
support for Indigenous                               degree at UTS. The UTS Graduate         provide you with the necessary skills
students and students                                Research Education Framework:           that will assist you in both academic
with disabilities.                                   –– Involves a panel of supervisors      and practical ways as a researcher.
                                                                                             Some of the workshops include HDR
                                                     –– Is guided by a Graduate Research
UTS Graduate Research School                                                                 Induction, Time Management for
                                                        Study Plan (GRSP)
                                                                                             Research Students, Managing your
The UTS Graduate Research School                     –– Comprises of three formal            Research Project, Finding Funding,
(GRS) is the central support unit for                   candidature stages including         Preparing for Stage One Submission,
Higher Degree by Research (HDR)                         assessment                           Finalising and Submitting your
students at UTS. From the initial                                                            Thesis, HDR Career Conference, etc.
                                                     –– Is monitored on a session-by-
application to development of your
                                                        session basis through a Review
research career skills, the GRS                                                              Research Literacies program
                                                        of Progress (ROP)
team are dedicated to assisting you                                                          The Research Literacies (RL) Program
with managing your candidature,                      –– Includes mandatory and optional
                                                                                             comprises a series of interactive
scholarships and study queries.                         training components
                                                                                             workshops that are offered twice
GRS offers a range of workshops                      –– Involves undertaking a program of    a year. RL workshops focus on the
and resources to develop your skills                    research that adheres to research    research communication skills
and knowledge as a researcher                           management best practice             needed to help you further the
throughout your research degree.                     –– Culminates with the submission       knowledge required to progress
From the academic to the social,                        of a final thesis for examination    through your candidature and
through the e-newsletter Research                                                            beyond as established researchers.
Insider, GRS keeps you up to date                    –– Provides a supportive research
                                                                                             In addition, RL Summer/Winter
on everything you need to know                          environment.
                                                                                             Schools and Thesis Boot Camps are
about researching at UTS. GRS also                   UTS Graduate Research School            held in block mode at various stages
organise social events for you to stay               (GRS) research student                  throughout the year.
connected within the UTS research                    development workshops
community.                                                                                   Qualitative research methods
                                                     GRS runs a series of research student
                                                                                             The series of courses in the
The UTS Graduate Research                            workshops that are categorised
                                                                                             Qualitative Research Methods
Education Framework (GREF)                           under various programs throughout
                                                                                             specialisation aim to provide
Graduate research programs at UTS                    the year. The programs listed next
                                                                                             students with the fundamental
are structured in accordance with                    are situated within the UTS Graduate
                                                                                             knowledge and practical
the Graduate Research Education                      Research Education Framework for
                                                                                             skills required to conduct
Framework (GREF). The UTS GREF                       and aim to support and develop your
                                                                                             qualitative research.
is a university-wide initiative that                 capacity as a researcher, as well as
involves faculties, research centres                 build your knowledge and skills in      In five intensive short courses,
and the GRS. The framework has                       research practice.                      students learn the fundamental
two main aims: to support the                                                                knowledge and practical skills in
advancement of knowledge through                                                             designing and conducting qualitative

22   The Graduate Research School support services
research. Students are introduced to a       with their research, how to make          Research student social
range of research designs, methods of        the most of the various library           networking program
data collection and data analysis, and       resources available, begin their
                                                                                       GRS organises regular free social
standards of validation. The program is      literature reviews and clarify first
                                                                                       activities for research students which
organised as five short courses:             year research expectations.
                                                                                       includes themed monthly Researcher
1 F
   oundational Issues in Qualitative     –– Women HDR@UTS: A networking,              Café for coffee catch-ups, University
  Research - Course                          leadership and career development         wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
                                             program for HDR students.                 competition, and annual End of Year
2	Common Qualitative Methods
   (Autumn only) – Course                 –– Industry Researcher Development           party. The program provides you
                                             Program: a researcher                     with an opportunity to network and
3	Approaches to Qualitative Data
                                             development program for                   seek connections with research
   Analysis (Autumn only) - Course
                                             students enrolled in the UTS              peers across the broader research
4	Strategies of a Qualitative Inquiry       Industry Doctoral Program (IDP).          community in a relaxed social setting.
   (Spring only) - Course                    It is designed to help IDP students       You can also join weekly research
5	Developing a Qualitative Research         develop the skills required for           student-led activities on campus.
   Design (Spring only).                     a research career in industry.
                                                                                       Australian Postgraduate Research
                                             For more information:
Quantitative research methods                                                          (APR) intern program
(statistics)                                                                           Internships are a great way to gain
                                          Online resources                             valuable experience in your industry
GRS runs a series of workshops to
foster statistical planning in the        GRS offers a range of online                 and shape your future career as
design and conduct of a quantitative      resources which are available to             a world-class researcher. UTS
research study. Students are              UTS HDR students. The e-Grad                 has partnered with APR Intern to
encouraged to develop proficiency         School Australian Technology                 strengthen industry-academic
in the statistical software of their      Network is a joint initiative provided       research collaborations. Please visit
choice. The stream is organised as        by the (ATN) of Universities. The            the research student internships
3 quantitative short courses which        e-Grad School is a virtual graduate          page for further information.
are offered in block mode:                school providing facilitated
                                                                                       Library programs
                                          online courses that promote the
–– Design and Analysis of                 development of professional skills           The UTS Library’s HeadsUp:
   Questionnaire Surveys                  such as project management,                  Researchers suite of on demand
–– Design and Analysis of                 entrepreneurship and research                training modules offer a range of
   Experiments                            practice. The courses complement             training for researchers on topics
                                          the existing research development            such as Research Data Management,
–– Statistical Analysis and
                                          program for research students.               Publishing and Metrics, Copyright,
   Data Modelling
                                          Useful Resources and Information             Writing and more. Sage Research
Programs for specific cohorts             for HDR Students consists of a suite         Methods is a subscription-based
GRS offers a number of programs           of self-paced online tutorials, and          library of online researcher
for specific cohorts. These include:      learning materials other useful              development modules, which cover
                                          resources that have been developed           a range of topics including research
–– KickStart@UTS: an academic             in-house or curated by the GRS               planning, qualitative research
   and social orientation program         Researcher Development Team                  methods and quantitative research
   for international HDR students.        at UTS.                                      methods. is a vast
   Students participating in this                                                      online library of instructional videos
   program will develop social and                                                     covering the latest in technology,
   academic support networks at                                                        creative, and business skills taught
   UTS, find out where to go for help                                                  by accomplished teachers and
                                                                                       recognised industry experts.

                                                                                    The Graduate Research School support services   23
Your pathway to
graduate success
Your career is in your hands. Preparation for a successful
professional career starts from your first week at university.
UTS Careers offers tools and resources to guide you on the
path to reaching your career goals.

Get to know us in your first year        Take advantage of our Career Action       find your dream role with an employer
Connecting with UTS Careers at the       Plan. This valuable collection of         who is interested in hiring UTS talent.
beginning of your degree is a must.      resources will help you navigate your
                                                                                   Enter the workplace with
At Orientation, you’ll be introduced     career development process.
to us at our U:Professional session      Excel in your job interviews by           Our Accomplish Award is a program
where you’ll be shown how to start       building your communication               filled with insights and advice to
planning for your career.                skills in one of our workshops and        prepare you for life after university.
We can help you along every step         signing up for a mock interview           You’ll learn what employers look
of your professional development         so you can get experience and             for in candidates, how to improve
journey. From crafting the ultimate      overcome nervousness. Browse              your interview skills, how to dress
resume, cover letter and LinkedIn        the ‘Resources’ and ‘Events’ tabs at      for interview success and how
profile to mastering interview           CareerHub to see what’s on.               to optimise your resume. After
techniques, finding an internship        We also offer workshops that help         completing the Accomplish
and making the most of networking        you develop your LinkedIn profile         Award, you’ll be ready to tackle the
opportunities – we’ve got                and connect with professionals in         recruitment process head-on.
you covered.                             your industry.                            UTS Careers hosts an annual careers
Recruiters are always on the look        Immerse yourself in your industry         fair, faculty-focused career fairs and
out for students who are engaged                                                   an exclusive international student
                                         Reaching out and making industry
in industry and extra-curricular                                                   careers fair so you can meet future
                                         connections is a big part of setting
activities from day one so don’t wait                                              employers and explore life after
                                         yourself up for success upon
until the end of your studies to build                                             your degree.
your professional skills.
                                                                                   Every August we run the Festival
                                         Our Professional Mentoring
Gain specialised employability                                                     of Future You. This careers festival
                                         Program makes connecting
skills during your degree                                                          boasts events, workshops and
                                         with professionals in your field
As a UTS student, you’ll access a                                                  networking opportunities designed
                                         easier. This university-wide online
free 15-minute consultation with                                                   to get you thinking about your career,
                                         community fosters connections
one of our friendly Recruitment                                                    developing your skills and building
                                         and organic conversations between
Advisors at our drop-in service.                                                   those key professional relationships.
                                         mentees and professional mentors.
Discuss your future career options,                                                Connect with us
ask work-related questions and get       Another way to build your professional
                                         network is through an internship. To      Visit us Monday – Friday for a 15 min
advice on job applications, excelling
                                         find the right internship for you, have   drop-in with a Recruitment Advisor.
in interviews and networking.
                                         a chat with one of our Recruitment        Simply walk-in from 10am-12pm.
We’ll help you develop a resume          Advisors or visit:     Or you can book an appointment
and cover letter that’s perfect for                                                between 1:30pm-4:30 pm via
the job you want. Go online for our      Taking on part-time work during your      CareerHub.
Rate My Resume program, which            studies is a great way to meet people
                                         and learn more about Australian           For more information see:
lets you upload your resume and
                                         workplace culture. UTS CareerHub is
have it reviewed instantly so you can
receive constructive feedback.           your one-stop-shop for exclusive job      You can access all of our online
                                         opportunities. With hundreds of jobs      resources via our website:
                                         advertised each week, we’ll help you

24   Your pathway to graduate success
Meet your career coach
Candy Jenkins is your dedicated Postgraduate Career Coach. Specialising in
talent and leadership development, Candy has over 15 years’ experience in
the telecommunications and banking industry and more recently the higher
education sector.
Candy collaborates with faculty to create workshops on career development
and employability. She also offers one-on-one career consultations and is
passionate about helping postgraduate students to understand their unique
value proposition, land their dream job, and achieve their career goals.
Book a 1:1 career consultation with Candy via Careers Drop-In or email to request a career consultation.

                                                      Your pathway to graduate success   25
Scholarships for
domestic students
Main Competitive                          UTS Jumbunna Postgraduate                The Ross Milbourne Research
Scholarship Round                         Research Scholarship                     Scholarship in Economics
                                          Funded by the Commonwealth               (Business School)
UTS Research Excellence
                                          Government Department of                 The Ross Milbourne Research
Scholarships (RES)
                                          Education and Training and UTS           Scholarship in Economics is funded
Funded by the Commonwealth                Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous        by the UTS in honour of Emeritus
Government Department of                  Education and Research,                  Professor Ross Milbourne to support
Education and Training, RES               this scholarship is offered to           students of exceptional research
scholarships are offered each             commencing Indigenous Australian         potential to undertake a higher
year to highly-ranked, newly              students with exceptional research       degree by research. The scholarship
commencing doctoral students.             potential. Preference is given to        is provided to assist with general
These scholarships are valued at up       students who undertake a research        living costs at the value of A$30,000
to A$40,000 per annum for a period        project that has the potential to        per annum for a period of three
of up to three years.                     benefit Australian Aboriginal people     years for Doctoral candidates, and
                                          and/or Torres Strait Islanders. The      two years for Master’s by Research
Australian Government Research
                                          A$50,000 per annum (combining the        candidates. Applications for the Ross
Training Program Stipend (RTPS)
                                          maximum Commonwealth funded              Milbourne Scholarship require an
Funded by the Commonwealth                stipend and UTS top-up), is provided     Expression of Interest application
Government Department of                  to assist with general living costs.     to the Business School for course
Education and Training, the RTPS                                                   code C02058 before the advertised
scholarships are open to highly           Sir Gerard Brennan Scholarship
ranked research degree students.          (Faculty of Law)
These scholarships are valued at          This scholarship honours the work        Other Scholarships
the minimum annual RTPS rate for          of former UTS Chancellor Sir Gerard      For information on newly available
a period of three years for Doctoral      Brennan, AC KBE, who was also a          scholarships not listed here, please
candidates, and two years for             former Chief Justice of the High         contact your potential supervisor
Master’s by Research candidates.          Court of Australia. The scholarship      and/or faculty research office:
The scholarships provide assistance       provides one newly commencing  
with general living costs.                Indigenous Australian student of         teaching/research-degrees/
                                          exceptional research potential in        applying-uts/contact-us
UTS Doctoral Scholarships (UTSD)
                                          the Faculty of Law at UTS each year
UTSD Scholarships are open to             with a maximum stipend of A$50,000       Annual rates are correct at the
highly ranked research students.          (currently tax-free) for a period of     time of printing. Visit the Australian
These scholarships are valued at          three years for Doctoral candidates,     Government Department of
the minimum annual RTPS rate for          and two years for Master’s by            Education website for current annual
a period of three years for Doctoral      Research candidates, to assist with      rates of the Research Training
candidates, and two years for             general living costs.                    Program (RTP) Scheme.
Master’s by Research candidates.
The scholarships provide assistance       Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral
with general living costs.                Scholarships (Faculty of Law)
                                          The Faculty of Law offers the            Eligibility criteria and scholarship
                                          Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral (QBLD)        conditions:
                                          scholarships for commencing    
                                          doctoral students to promote and         teaching/research-degrees/fees-
                                          reward quality within the Faculty of     and-scholarships/scholarships
                                          Law. This scholarship is valued at
                                          A$40,000 per annum, with a research
                                          support fund of A$1,500 per annum.
                                          Applications for the QBLD require a
                                          separate application to the Faculty of
                                          Law before the advertised deadline.

26   Scholarships for domestic students
UTS offers a variety
of scholarships to
support you in your
research studies
Scholarships for
International students
UTS offers a variety                    Main competitive                        a standard Overseas Student Health
of scholarships to support              scholarship round                       Cover (OSHC) for the scholarship
                                                                                holder, their spouse and dependants
you in your research studies            International Research Training         (if any), and a living stipend at
                                        Program Scholarship (IRTP)              the minimum annual Australian
                                        Funded by the Australian                Government Research Training
                                        Government, Department of               Program Scholarship rate for a
                                        Education and Training, the             period of three years.
                                        International Research Training
                                                                                International Research
                                        Program Scholarship (IRTP) is open
                                                                                Scholarships (IRS)
                                        to highly ranked, newly commencing
                                        Doctoral Research Degree (PhD)          UTS International Research
                                        students who demonstrate                Scholarships are open to highly
                                        outstanding academic achievement        ranked research students who
                                        and research potential. The             demonstrate outstanding academic
                                        scholarship covers the scholarship      achievement and research potential.
                                        holder’s tuition fees and the cost of   This scholarship covers tuition fees.

   Raviro Chineka, Ghana
   PhD, Education
  “Without a scholarship I wouldn’t be here, as I couldn’t afford the
   fees. The scholarship pays for my living allowance and covers
   health insurance for both myself and my family.”
UTS President’s Scholarship (UTSP)       Australian Government                     20 tuition fee scholarships per year,
UTS President’s Scholarships are                                                   for a period of up to four years for
                                         Australia Awards                          Doctoral candidates, and two years
open to highly ranked research
students who demonstrate                 Funded by the Australian                  for Master’s by Research candidates.
outstanding academic achievement         Government, the Australia Awards
                                                                                   Find out more
and research potential. This             Scholarships are available to
scholarship is valued at the minimum     international students to study at        UTS is continually supporting
annual Australian Government             Australian universities in target study   various scholarship schemes and
Research Training Program                areas set by their home country’s         funding opportunities, and making
Scholarship rate for a period of three   government. This scholarship helps        new scholarships available to
years for Doctoral candidates, and       students, particularly from countries     research students.
two years for Master’s by Research       in the Indo-Pacific region, to gain
                                         qualifications that will allow them       All scholarship applications are
candidates, and is provided to assist
                                         to contribute to the development          competitive. They are open to
with general living costs.
                                         outcomes of their country. The            international students who meet
Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral               scholarship covers both living            the specific scholarship selection
Scholarships (Faculty of Law)            allowance and tuition fees.               criteria and who have received or
                                                                                   are eligible to receive admission to
The Faculty of Law offers the  
                                                                                   a course at UTS.
Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral (QBLD)        australia-awards/Pages/australia-
scholarships for commencing              awards-scholarships.aspx                  For more information on these
doctoral students to promote and                                                   additional scholarships, please
reward quality research within the       Collaborative opportunities               contact your potential supervisor
faculty. This scholarship is valued at                                             and/or faculty research office:
                                         UTS ATN-LATAM Scholarships
A$40,000 per annum, with a research
                                         In collaboration with the Australian
support fund of A$1,500 per annum.
                                         Technology Network (ATN), UTS             teaching/research-degrees/
Applications for the QBLD require a
                                         offers two scholarships for eligible      applying-uts/contact-us
separate application to the Faculty of
Law before the advertised deadline.      applicants to undertake PhD research      For more information, eligibility criteria
                                         at UTS under the ATN – LATAM              and scholarship conditions, please
The Ross Milbourne Research              Research Scholarship Scheme.              visit our scholarships web page:
Scholarship in Economics                 The scholarship covers a full
(Business School)                                                        
                                         research tuition fees scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the        for 3 years, stipend valued at a
Australian Government, Department        minimum of A$30,000 per annum
of Education and Training alongside      for a period of three years, single       Or contact the Research
UTS in honour of Emeritus Professor      Overseas Health Insurance Cover           Scholarships Team at the
Ross Milbourne to support students       (OSHC) and relocation allowance.          Graduate Research School:
of exceptional research potential        Applicants much be a citizen of one
undertaking Higher Degree by             of the following countries: Argentina,
                                         Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,         Please note that the annual rates are
Research in the field of economics
                                         Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, or Uruguay.       correct at the time of printing. Please
at UTS. The scholarship is provided
                                                                                   visit the Australian Government
to assist with general living costs at
                                         CSC-UTS PHD Scholarship – China           Department of Education website for
the value of A$30,000 per annum for
                                         CSC-UTS PhD Scholarships are              current annual rates of the Research
a period of three years for Doctoral
                                         a product of the collaborative            Training Program (RTP) Scheme.
candidates, and two years for
Master’s by Research candidates.         relationship between the China
Applications for the Ross Milbourne      Scholarship Council (CSC) and UTS,
Scholarship require an Expression of     and are open to students who are
Interest application to the Business     citizens or permanent residents
School for course code C02058            of the People’s Republic of China.
before the advertised deadline.          Under this scheme, UTS offers up to

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30   Research study areas
study areas

      Research study areas   31
Faculty of Arts
and Social Sciences
Communication | School of International Studies and Education
Bringing a human perspective to real-world problems.

Research areas                                     Research centres
Communication                                      Climate Justice Research Centre
The School of Communication is young,              STEM Education Futures Research Centre
vibrant and committed to the creation of
                                                   How it works
knowledge. Intellectual enquiry and creative
and digital literacies are the foundation of       Our doctoral programs allow you to create new
our postgraduate research degrees. Our             knowledge about vital issues supported by
supervisors are world leaders in the field         world-leading researchers.
of communication, combining traditional
                                                   Our Masters programs provide cutting-edge
academic pursuits with hands-on industry
                                                   research training to develop your research
experience to deliver research that responds
                                                   skills in a supportive context.
directly to real-world challenges. We offer
supervision across the social and political        To find a supervisor: contact the relevant
sciences, music and sound design, journalism,      School HDR Coordinator.
communication measurement and evaluation,
and media arts production.
International studies and education
We have research expertise in intercultural
education and communication, language
education, social justice, applied linguistics,
academic English, STEM education, teacher
professional learning, workplace and
professional learning in practice (in
diverse settings).
We’re known for our work on societies and
cultures across the globe, as well as for global
processes affecting all societies and cultures.
Our researchers publish in cultural studies,
education, geography, urban studies, politics,
migration studies, transnational histories,
aesthetics, health, literary studies and
gender studies.
When you study with us, you’ll work among
leading international scholars in a supportive
research environment – a place where your
thirst for knowledge will be right at home.
Practice, learning, change and innovation –
these are the fundamental concepts that drive
our research agenda.
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