Postgraduate Research Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Sociology and / or Social Policy. Before the application form will be signed by the Head of Department, candidates must have either an interview with the Chair of Department, Chair of the Postgraduate Committee and one other member of staff or, if this is impossible, a phone interview with the Chair of the Department. Other research tasks will need to be undertaken as directed.

Master of Philosophy

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Sociology and Social Policy. Before the application form will be signed by the Chair of Department, candidates must have either an interview with the Chair, the Chair of the Postgraduate Committee and one other member of staff or, if this is impossible, a phone interview with the Chair of the Department.


For further information on research degrees in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, please contact:

Research Studies Coordinator
Professor Mike Michael

Room 147 RC Mills Building
+61 2 9036 9483

Chair of Department
Associate Professor Catriona Elder

Room 113 RC Mills Building A26
+61 2 9351 3080