Higher Degree by Research

World Defining Research

The Social & Global Studies Centre is home to over 80 HDR students bringing fresh approaches and perspectives to resolving today's global challenges.

Conducting their research locally and internationally, PhD candidates at the Centre collaborate with our industry partners to develop research that is informed by real-world knowledge and experience.

SGSC is focused on mentoring and building the capacity of HDR students to take the next step their careers and address significant social justice issues.

Postgraduate research programs

Applicant Assessment

How to apply

Identify your research topic from the GUSS HDR Projects list

Find SGSC project supervisors and their research interests in our Centre Members listing


Email guss.research@rmit.edu.au or call +61 3 9925 1828 for more information.

Research at the Social & Global Studies Centre

Find out more about eligibility, scholarships and applying to study at RMIT's Social & Global Studies Centre

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