Higher Degree Research

We offer world-class training opportunities in a broad range of disciplines and fields that examine the role of digital technologies in the social, political and cultural lives of young people and their communities.

Why undertake your research training with Y&R


We work with children, young people and adults all over the world, to understand and explain how their experiences can help address complex social challenges in the digital age.

Our higher degree research training offers opportunities for students to connect with and contribute to projects and programs of work that are making a difference in the world. We have a consistent track record of success in research, including securing competitive grants from the Australian Research Council, National Health Medical Research Council and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, including non-profit organisations, Industry, Government and young people. The Centre enables young people and their communities to address some of the critical challenges of contemporary life, and enhance wellbeing locally, nationally and internationally.

Students at Young and Resilient benefit from training and guidance from leading experts within the broader Institute for Culture and Society and become part of a cross-sector network of community, industry and government partners including: UNICEF; Google Australia; Plan International; ChildFund Australia; 5Rights Foundation; Liverpool City Council; Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children; Marina de Valencia; University of Sydney ; Deakin University; Whitlam Institute; Youth Action; Project Rockit; and Riot Games.


We welcome inquiries on proposals that address the following research areas:



Western Sydney University offers scholarships to support outstanding research students who are seeking to undertake higher degree research with Y&R. Externally funded scholarships will be advertised as they arise based on awarded research projects.


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