The School of Social Sciences is a leading international centre of excellence in interdisciplinary and applied social research. Research in the School is broadly focused on the application of social science theories, methods and concepts to social and policy issues.
Examples of research strengths include crime and justice, housing and community, the environment, risk, social inclusion, migration and ethnicity, health and medicine, sport, tourism, leisure, gender and masculinities and global and national governance.
Research by program
Our Featured Research
Dr Ruby Grant
Project: Queer Identity Politics, Sexual Citizenship, And Gender Equity and Diversity
Take your passion for ideas further than you ever imagined.
We offer the opportunity to undertake a research degree with us 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.
To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.