Staff in the National School of Arts actively research and teach across a wide variety of disciplines including modern and ancient history, political science and sociology, literature and creative writing, media and cultural studies, international development and community welfare, as well as visual arts.

Our strengths

The major research strengths in the School are in History, Political Science and Sociology – all were judged to be world class in the government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise in 2015. Our academics conduct research of local, national and international significance, make notable contributions to public debates, and provide important advice to public bodies.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates are an integral part of the School’s research culture.

Historical Studies Research Concentration

Political Science



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