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Curtin University
Humanities Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Courses

Masters by Research and Doctoral degrees are awarded in a broad range of research areas. Below is a list of the courses and research areas in which prospective students may consider HDR studies.

Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture & Interior Architecture)
  • Master of Philosophy (Architecture)

Areas of Research

  • Architecture
  • Architecture/Art Synthesis
  • Building Studies
  • Conservation and Heritage
  • Interior Architecture
  • Universal Design
  • Environmental Sustainable Design

Department of Construction Management

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Construction Management)
  • Master of Philosophy (Building Studies)

Areas of Research

  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Building Surveying
  • Building Studies
  • Sustainable Development

Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Urban & Regional Planning)
  • Master of Philosophy (Planning)

Areas of Research

  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Transport Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Housing Research
  • Environmental Planning
  • Tourism Planning

Cultural Heritage

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Cultural Heritage)
  • Master of Arts (Cultural Heritage)
  • Master of Creative Arts (Cultural Heritage)

Areas of Research

  • Cultural Heritage Issues
  • Public Programs in Museums
  • Art and Cultural History
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Museology
  • Heritage Site Management
  • Heritage Interpretation
  • Public History

Department of Art

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Art)
  • Doctor of Creative Arts (Art)
  • Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts) - Art

Areas of Research

  • Fibre Textiles
  • Jewellery Production
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Print Media
  • Sculpture
  • Studio of Electronic Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Arts
  • Art History and Theory
  • Fashion

Department of Design

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Design)
  • Master of Philosophy (Design)

Areas of Research

  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Multi media
  • Advertising
  • Design History
  • Design Theory
  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Exhibition Design

Department of Education

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Languages and Intercultural Education)
  • Master of Philosophy (Languages and Intercultural Education)

Areas of Research

  • Training and Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Tertiary Teaching
  • Educational Computing
  • Educational Studies
  • Educational Administration
  • Learning Technologies
  • Special Needs Education
  • Chinese Studies
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Teaching English Language
  • Translation Studies
  • Phonology
  • Semantics
  • Rhetoric
  • Discourse analysis
  • Interlanguage pragmatics
  • World Englishes
  • Politeness theory
  • Gender and Language
  • Euphemism

Department of Communication and Cultural Studies

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Media, Culture and Creative Arts)
  • Master of Philosophy (Media, Culture and Creative Arts)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences)

Areas of Research

  • Australian and Intercultural Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Professional Writing and Presentation
  • Publishing Practice
  • Screen and Culture
  • History
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Management
  • Gender Studies
  • International Relations Critical Security Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Sport and Society
  • Work and Entertainment
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Social and Public Policy
  • Governance
  • Community Studies
  • Race and Ethnicity Studies
  • Tourism
  • Defence and Security Studies
  • Life Writing
  • Journalism
  • Information Studies
  • Librarianship
  • Archives and Records Management
  • Information Behaviour
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Film and Television
  • Internet Studies
  • Interactive Media
  • Virtual and Network Culture
  • E-Learning and related Fields
  • Social Uses of Technology
  • Science Fiction and Technological Imaginings
  • Media Studies
  • Sociocultural and Cross Cultural Studies

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities)

Areas of Research

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities)

Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities)
  • Master of Philosophy (Indigenous Research and Development)