Research Degrees

The School of Humanities and Communication Arts is committed to the training of new researchers and provides a stimulating and dynamic environment for higher degree by research  (HDR) candidates. The School conducts research in a number of different areas, allowing students to explore pure, applied or experimental methodologies.

Prospective Students

If you are interested in researching within the many areas covered by out School, we advise you to do the following:

What course can I apply for?

In order to be eligible to apply to a research degree, you need to have a relevant undergraduate or post graduate degree. If you do not hold a degree, you may want to find out more about the degrees by coursework offered by Western Sydney University. See Future Students for more information.


There are a number of different scholarships that you may be eligible for:

How to Apply

For more information about applying for Postgraduate Degrees see information for future research candidates.

You can apply online to do a Postgraduate Degree (opens in a new window) at Western Sydney University.

International applicants may apply for admission at any time. The application form is available at International Forms (PhD, Masters Honours).  Information on Course Fees is also available. If successful, international applicants' enrolment for a session must commence before the corresponding census day of 31 March or 31 August.