PhD Study


The Resources, Environment and Development Program has a vibrant community of PhD scholars from Australia, across the Asia Pacific region and around the world. PhD scholars work on a diverse range of topics and across different disciplines, with a shared interest in understanding and addressing the social and policy challenges of resource extraction and environmental management.

PhD scholars play an essential role in the intellectual life of the RE&D Program and the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Prospective PhD students are encouraged to read about our core Research Themes to assess whether their research topic fits within our fields of work. Please also view the admission and program requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy, Crawford School of Public Policy (RE&D). Further information about undertaking doctoral studies at the Crawford School can be found here.

Recommendations for course admission and PhD scholarships will be based both on merit (typically requiring a strong academic record as well as relevant research experience) and on the capacity of RE&D’s academic staff to accommodate students’ specific research interests and projects.

Prospective RE&D PhD students will have access to a rich and engaged interdisciplinary research community that host regular seminars, forums and other events. In addition to their research strengths, RE&D academic staff also teach key coursework subjects within three postgraduate degree programs: the Master of Climate Change, Master of Environmental Management and Development and the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development.

PhD students are able to access the benefits of these coursework subjects to strengthen and supplement their knowledge of critical discipline or methodological areas and to assist them in the preparation of their PhD research proposal.

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