The School of Humanities and Social Science conduct research in a wide variety of areas including media, cultural studies, philosophy, politics, and more

PhD and Research Masters

The School of Humanities and Social Science provides support for the research process and activities of its PhD and Research Masters students. You will benefit from our high standard of thesis supervision, plus a range of material resources such as financial support, study rooms, professional development workshops, conference attendance support and statistical support.

Find a PhD or Research Masters program

Below you will find information on undertaking a PhD or Research Masters that is specific to each discipline within the School. This includes available supervisors, research methodologies, current graduate research and how to apply.



Current Supervision Opportunities

PhD Scholarship - Employment Activation in Australia

PhD Scholarship - Employment Activation in Australia

Closing date: 6 February 2015

If you have a first class honours degree or an equivalent Masters degree in sociology or cognate discipline or field (cultural studies, politics, labour studies or policy studies), this could be your opportunity to contribute to a 2015-2017 Australian Research Council Discovery Project.


Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

Closing date: Ongoing

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle examining an important aspect of Protection/Welfare Board history – the transition from the Protection Board era (1883 - 1940) to that of the Welfare Board (1940 - 1969).


PhD and Research Masters in Humanities and Social Science

PhD and Research Masters in Humanities and Social Science

Closing date: Ongoing

See information on undertaking a PhD or Research Masters degree that is specific to each discipline within the School of Humanities and Social Science. This includes available supervisors, research methodologies, current graduate research and how to apply.