PhD opportunities

The leading research centre in CSC in the field, the CfCSC has a global network of experts and researchers working in a range of CSC related fields, an intensive grounded research culture and a strong commitment to fostering PhD candidates.

The leading research centre in CSC in the field, the CfCSC has a global network of experts and researchers working in a range of CSC related fields, an intensive grounded research culture and a strong commitment to fostering PhD candidates.

The Centre offers its PhD candidates unparalleled access to world-class advisors, links to experts in the field and opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration.

The Centre undertakes research under four themes:
•    Participatory development communication
•    Communication and advocacy 
•    Communication Technologies and social change
•    Communication and transdisciplinarity is sustainable development 
 
The Centre’s commitment to PhD students is enhanced by The University of Queensland’s dedication to research. The University of Queensland (UQ) is consistently ranked in the top three research universities in Australia and is among the top 100 of universities in the world:
•    46th – QS World University Rankings 2016
•    60th – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
•    77th – Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016

The Australian Government’s ERA 2012 National Report confirmed that research at UQ is above world standard in more specialised fields of research than any other Australian university.
• 100 per cent of UQ research is at world standard or above
• 35 specialised fields of research at UQ received the highest possible score of five
• UQ was the only Australian university to achieve the maximum rating of five in education, statistics, numerical and computation mathematics, environmental engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and specialist studies in education.  
 
With annual research income of AUD$381.8 million and more than 130 research centres, UQ is a leader in industry collaboration and research funding in Australia and is at the forefront of the world's research discoveries.

For more information on undertaking a PhD at UQ, the process of applying and the kinds of support and scholarships that are available please visit our Graduate School. 
 
For examples of the PhD research supported by the Centre fof Communication and Social Change, read about the thesis projects of current PhD students and PhD Graduates


 

Postgraduate programs

The field of communication and social change provides an in-depth understanding of communication for social change theory and practice. It is designed to strengthen critical skills, build capacities for work in the state, inter-governmental and NGO sectors, and build research excellence.

The CfCSC provides opportunities for students to further develop their understanding and application of Communication for Social Change through the following programs, offered under the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland.

The field of communication and social change provides an in-depth understanding of communication for social change theory and practice. It will explore the different ways in which communication can be leveraged to bring about change in attitudes, behaviour and knowledge in individuals and communities. It will analyse the ways in which 'participation' can make a difference in the planning, implementation and evaluation of development processes, the key role played by culture in social change, and contemporary uses of community media and ICTs in the facilitation of change. It is designed to strengthen critical skills, build capacities for work in the state, inter-governmental and NGO sectors, and build research excellence.

Please find below links to postgraduate programs specialising in Communication for Social Change:

For more information on the specialisation Communication for Social Change please go the link below to view our brochure.

Due to the participatory nature of classes, we do not offer external online study options. 

To find out more about where a degree in Communication for Social Change can take you by reading our alumni profiles.

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