Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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This research degree develops advanced research principles, methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the social sciences by completing a thesis or research project.
Your challenge will be not just to generate new knowledge but also to investigate how this knowledge can inform action.
Individually supervised research programs are available in three key areas: the social, the urban and the global.
RMIT University has particular expertise in the fields of:
- urban planning and housing studies
- globalisation and cultural studies
- international development and relations
- community development
- social and public policy
- social work.
Through the program you’ll experience and nurture industry partnerships and collaborate with other researchers while gaining creative, technical and communication skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
Candidates are required to establish a schedule of compulsory regular meetings and milestone reviews with their supervisor/s to assess progress against the research plan and overall progression towards timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will be part of an active research community and be able to access a range of resources and workshops to help you succeed in your research and be part of a wider learning community.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
More information about training and development for research candidates.
This program will provide you with a foundation for further studies at PhD level and for employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.
Program and course information
Investigate global, urban and social phenomena
Conduct research and evaluate complex ideas and concepts, translating outcomes into actions to improve the world we live in.