Social and Political Sciences
The Social and Political Sciences (SPS) Graduate Research Program works with our students to better understand and respond to complex legal, political, social, cultural and economic problems, equipping you with the necessary skills and expertise to develop and progress the world in which we live, advancing knowledge for the public good and leading the next generation of social change.
Social and Political Sciences Program Director, Dr Asher Flynn, gives us a snapshot of her approach to supervisions, and of some of the achievements of her current and former students, as well as explaining her own research interests.
Program disciplines and supervisors
The SPS Program encompasses 5 disciplines with associated research areas, projects and supervisors:
Research programs and centres
The SPS program also sits across three research program and centres:
Opportunities and support
Throughout your PhD, we actively support you in contributing to and participating in relevant conferences and a range of professional activities.
You will be trained in critical and analytical thinking, and supported to develop innovative research designs and methodologies, while also undertaking relevant coursework.
PhD scholarships are available in SPS. There are also PhD scholarships offered through the Francine V McNiff PhD Scholarship in Criminology and the three Research Focus Programs: Population, Migration and Social Inclusion (PMSI), the Centre for Gender, Peace & Security (GPS) and Gender & Family Violence.
For more information visit Arts Graduate Research funding and support.
A/Professor Asher Flynn is an associate professor in Criminology and Director of the Social and Political Sciences (SPS) Graduate Research Program.
Milestone Panel Chair
Pete is an Associate Professor in Politics. As Post graduate co-ordinator, Pete chairs the vast majority of HDR ‘milestones’.
Graduate Research Administrator
Sue has had many years experience in the graduate research area and is the ‘go to’ person for all matters from admission to submission and all points in between for both students and supervisors