Applications for this PhD have now closed.
Location Australian Catholic University, Institute for Social Justice
App. deadline 16/08/2017
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

PhD in Social and Political Thought

Supported by innovative and world-renowned scholars engaged in local, regional and international networks of research and praxis, the Doctoral Program in Social and Political Thought is a doctoral program for people who believe that the world can and should be different.

Altogether distinctive in the Australian context, the PhDSPT is a four-year program that begins with an intense year of coursework and training, combining serious theoretical and conceptual work with a strong commitment to engaging with the enormous challenges of our era. 

The program is also committed to a cohort model of doctoral training. Each year there is one intake of PhD applicants, who begin the coursework and training together, forming a mutually supportive community of inquiry sustained by close contact with academic staff and students from other cohorts.

Applications from International and Domestic candidates are now being accepted for admission for 2018. Please write to Professor Allison Weir, Director of the Doctoral Program in Social and Political Thought, at  to express your interest in applying for PhD candidacy in the Institute. After assessment and approval of the Expression of Interest, applicants will be encouraged to apply for admission and scholarship to ACU by 17 October 2017

Please note that dissertations in the Doctoral Program must have a strong focus on theoretical work.

Please visit to find out what should be included in your Expression of Interest

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