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PhD and Research Masters degrees

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Current Supervision Opportunities

PhD and Research Masters in Creative Arts

PhD and Research Masters in Creative Arts

Closing date: Ongoing

Apply now for a PhD or Research Masters in the School of Creative Arts.


PhD and Research Masters in Education

PhD and Research Masters in Education

Closing date: Ongoing

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


PhD Opportunity in Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice

PhD Opportunity in Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice

Closing date: 31 October 2015

A PhD or research masters opportunity is available to investigate Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice under the supervision of Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez.


PhD scholarship - Violence and Colonialism

PhD scholarship - Violence and Colonialism

Closing date: 31 October 2015

A PhD scholarship is available for a student investigate Violence on the Colonial Frontier under the supervision of Professor Lyndall Ryan.


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.



PhD Opportunity in Graph Labellings and Extremal Graph Theory

PhD Opportunity in Graph Labellings and Extremal Graph Theory

Closing date: Ongoing

An opportunitiy exists for a PhD candidate to work on a project investigating graph labellings, in particular Graceful Labellings, and various extremal graph problems under the supervision of Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.


PhD Opportunity in Parameterised Approximation Algorithms

PhD Opportunity in Parameterised Approximation Algorithms

Closing date: Ongoing

An opportunity exists for a PhD candidate to investigate parameterised approximation algorithms under the supervision of Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic.



PhD Opportunity - Biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease

PhD Opportunity - Biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease

Closing date: Ongoing

A PhD opportunity exists for someone with biological and analytic skills who would be interested in taking advantage of collected data from an NHMRC funded study focussed on a novel potential biomarker for early Alzheimer's disease under the supervision of Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Schofield and Professor John Attia.


PhD/Research Masters Opportunity - Fathers Perinatal Depression

PhD/Research Masters Opportunity - Fathers Perinatal Depression

Closing date: Ongoing

Applications are invited from motivated graduates to undertake a PhD or research masters in Fathers Perinatal Depression under the supervision of Dr Richard Fletcher.


PhD Scholarship - Neuro-gastroenterology

PhD Scholarship - Neuro-gastroenterology

Closing date: 30 August 2015

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to undertake a research in Neurogastroenterology: Pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment of functional and inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders under the supervision of Laureate Professor Nick Talley and Professor Marjorie Walker.


PhD Opportunities in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

PhD Opportunities in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Closing date: 1 December 2015

Applications are invited from motivated graduates to undertake a PhD in Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (MRS) under the supervision of Dr Saadallah Ramadan


PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

Closing date: Ongoing

Applications are open for a PhD scholarship at the University of Newcastle. As the successful applicant you will undertake your doctoral studies in the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease at the Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle.



Research Opportunity - Using Physiological Measurements in Game Analysis

Research Opportunity - Using Physiological Measurements in Game Analysis

Closing date: 31 December 2015

A PhD or research masters opportunity exists focusing on using physiological measurement in game analysis under the supervision of Dr Karen Blackmore and Dr Keith Nesbitt


Research Opportunity - Game Technology in Climate Change Scenarios

Research Opportunity - Game Technology in Climate Change Scenarios

Closing date: 31 December 2015

A PhD or research masters opportunity exists focusing on using game technology in climate change scenarios under the supervision of Dr Karen Blackmore


PhD Scholarship - Starting Spring 2015

PhD Scholarship - Starting Spring 2015

Closing date: 30 August 2015

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from potential PhD candidates to work on a project investigating the conservation biology of a threatened frog – the green and golden bell frog Litoria aurea under the supervision of Professor Michael Mahony and Dr John Clulow.