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Research staff and students in the School of Humanities contribute significantly to the University of Tasmania’s internationally acclaimed research culture. Our programs in History & Classics and Philosophy & Gender Studies officially rank above world standard, while our English program is recognised at an international standard*.

Our research aligns largely with the University of Tasmania's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. Increasingly, however, our staff and students are collaborating across disciplines to innovate and find find creative solutions to complex contemporary issues.

Some areas of specialisation include the academic study of religion; Oceanic cultures and connections; Antarctic engagements; experimental histories; gender, sexuality and social inclusion; digital and popular culture; knowledge, formal systems and epistemology; and environmental change.

Research by program

Research Degrees

Take your passion for ideas further than you ever imagined.

Humanities welcomes qualified applicants to undertake research degrees in any of our disciplines and areas of research expertise. We offer a collegial, supportive environment, with experienced supervision, regular seminar series, research skills training, and many opportunities to work with peers and academics on your areas of interest.

Choose a research topic that reflects your interests and identify a supervisor from discipline staff with the expertise to guide you in your research. We supervise across a range of methodologies and conceptual/theoretical approaches, and encourage scholarship that draws on ideas from across diverse fields.

Search our staff profiles for a research supervisor or by areas of expertise on the research section of the website.

To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.

Affiliated research centres and units

*State Of Australian University Research 2015–16, Australian Research Council.