Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate research day

The School's Postgraduate Research Day is a forum for our School's research students to share their work and discuss it with their peers and academics from the School, and to promote cross-disciplinary endeavours within the school. The 2017 Postgraduate Research Day is scheduled to the following date:

Friday, 10th November 2017 (9:00am – 5:00pm) at Woolley Common Room, A20 – John Woolley Building.

Effective Research Presentations, Tips for Postgraduate Students, provided by Dr Matthew Stavros.

Postgraduate Thesis Workshop

The 2017 SLC Thesis Workshops are particularly designed for HDR students (whether at Doctoral or Master level) in their first year to 18 months of enrolment. The workshops will provide the students with invaluable guidance in working their way through the first year of their postgraduate research. The second year students who missed out last year's workshops are still welcome to come along this year!

These workshops take place every second Tuesday between 5 and 6.30pm. They are designed to be interactive and to address questions by the participants. Presenters for each workshop have been chosen to provide, as far as possible, a balance between European and Asian language and culture areas and between different disciplinary foci.

Sources of information for postgraduate research in the SLC

Go to for an overview of Postgraduate Research course in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including subject areas in the School of Languages and Cultures. This page also contains links to information on the enrolment procedure, including forms.

Postgraduate Arts Research Centres (PGARC) - applications for places are now made online: PGARC webpage.

The overview of academic research within the School of Languages and Cultures at might also interest you.

Interdisciplinarity: Methodological Approaches

GJSS, Volume 7, Issue 1

This volume of the peer-reviewed Graduate Journal of Social Sciences (GJSS) re-visits the core thematic interests of the journal, bringing together theoretical and empirical analyses that reflect upon the linkages and divisions across disciplines. Its scope is far-reaching, with four essays and four book reviews covering varied methods, practices and orientations. They reflect the Journal's commitment to provide discussions over pluralism in methodology across disciplinary borders, and to feature and encourage the work of postgraduate students from around the world.
Visit for full access to the articles and the journal’s archives. If you would like to receive further information on the GJSS contact:

Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in European Humanities

For information on this degree, a semester of which can be taken at the University of Sydney, go to SLC Research - Interzones webpage.