The Centre for Global Research is seeking high quality candidates who are committed to undertaking PhDs or Masters in areas of critical social and global concern.
Globalisation is arguably the most significant driving force of this age. And with the rise of a globalised world come a multitude of concerns about social dislocation, economic inequity and political upheaval, and questions of what new structures, connections and meanings are set to emerge.
The Centre for Global Research is committed to examining these complex issues by rethinking the relationship between the global and the local. Its primary task is to understand the processes of social change and continuity, and to think through political and cultural questions about how people can live in ways that are sustainable and meaningful to them.
Completing a higher degree by research with the Centre offers you a chance to engage with key academics in the field and become part of a supportive environment for research candidates. The Centre has a strong emphasis on student engagement and research candidates are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to present at the monthly Global Frictions seminar series, assist with research projects, teach courses, and participate in Centre governance.
The Centre is an active research hub that has drawn together an interdisciplinary group of over 30 expert researchers, including anthropologists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, criminologists and linguists, making for a rich and dynamic research and teaching environment. Supervisors within the Centre possess particular expertise across the areas of Globalisation and Social Change, and in turn in the Centre’s core thematic areas of Conflict, Development, and Governance. As such, the Centre is an interdisciplinary space that offers an opportunity for innovative research both in Australia and around the globe, and provides a rich research milieu for postgraduate study.
The Centre for Global Research is located in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, at RMIT University, and our offices are located on Swanston Street in the heart of Melbourne's vibrant CBD.
Scholarship packages are available via RMIT’s annual application round. These are awarded on a competitive basis and include an annual living allowance of AUD $28,849 (2015 rate, indexed annually). In addition a limited number of fee scholarships are available for international applicants.
Successful applicants should have a minimum of first class honours in a relevant discipline (including a research component equating to one full time semester of study), or equivalent research experience. A record of research publication in reputable peer reviewed venues is highly desirable.
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