HDR 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 HDR 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 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates.

The Centre offers its HDR 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 HDR 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
  • 55th – Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
  • 60th – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016

One hundred percent of UQ’s research — evaluated across all 22 broad fields of research and 97 specialised fields of research — has been ranked at world standard or above in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)assessment.

UQ is a founding member of:

  • Group of Eight (Go8) - a leading group of Australian universities that conduct 70 percent of all university research in Australia
  • Universitas 21 (U21) - an international network of leading research-intensive universities
For more information on undertaking a HDR 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 HDR research supported by the Centre fof Communication and Social Change, read about the thesis projects of current HDR candidates and HDR 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.

Vacancy unpaid work experience - Communication Assistant

We are currently expanding our associate and affiliate membership categories and restructuring our online channels to become more active and engaging. For the period April November 2017, the CfCSC is looking for a creative and passionate Communication or Journalism student to help out with the communication functions of the Centre (public relations and engagement).

 Background

The Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) of The University of Queensland (UQ) offers students an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable practical work experience in the field of communication for social change. Work placements are based at the CfCSS at UQ’s St Lucia campus and are offered through UQ’s (unpaid) Work Experience Program, which is covered under the Queensland Education (Work Experience) Act 1996. This program requires that (1) the student must be enrolled in a UQ program; (2) the work experience must be relevant to the student’s education; (3) a maximum of 30 days are allocated for a work placement within the course of one academic year.

Purpose

We are currently expanding our associate and affiliate membership categories and restructuring our online channels to become more active and engaging. For the period April – November 2017, the CfCSC is looking for a creative and passionate Communication or Journalism student to help out with the communication functions of the Centre (public relations and engagement).

Job Description and Terms of Reference

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