The Department of International Relations is committed to postgraduate training of the highest quality. Our PhD program is designed to equip you with the critical, analytical and communicative skills necessary for a career at the forefront of public debate, whether that is within or beyond the academic community.
To this end it strives to provide a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment conducive to learning and the free exchange of ideas. We respect diverse perspectives on, and approaches to, research and encourage rigorous innovative scholarship.
We are particularly proud of the fact that our alumni have held Chairs and Professorships at many of the world’s leading universities. This trend continues through to today. Our more recent graduates occupy positions at globally renowned universities, in national and international governmental organisations as well as careers in the non-government and private sectors.
The following pages outline what we offer to our PhD students, what academic standards we expect as well as information about our current and past PhD students. It also outlines our ‘two-stage’ application process and provides further information on fees.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr Mathew Davies
The academic staff's expertise covers:
- International Theory
- International Security
- International Political Economy
- Ethics and Culture
- Human Rights
- Global Civil Society
- People Movements
- Religion and International Transformation
- International Institutions and Organisations
- East Asian and Pacific regional studies
- China and the World
- Human Security
- Alliance Politics
- Australian Foreign Policy
The Department's location within ANU and in Canberra is one of its strengths. It meant that I was able to attend a huge number of very informative seminars, meetings, etc.
with senior foreign government leaders and internationally acclaimed foreign academics visiting the national capital.