Questioning and challenging the status quo
The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education (ABLE) supervises PhD candidates in all areas of the human sciences. With a higher degree by research, our students have the opportunity to pursue an area of research interest, supervised by academic thought-leaders. Our students’ projects contribute to social change, policy making and national debate.
For more than 100 years we have led research in the liberal arts. Our graduates dominate academia and industry, backed by a high-quality, global reputation. Not surprisingly, our former students are among the highest paid of all Australian graduates (The Good Universities Guide 2017). A PhD opens doors to a rewarding career which can make a difference in improving lives nationally and internationally.
The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education is uniquely positioned at UWA to be able to provide a broad variety of pre-defined PhD opportunities, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to design your own PhD project based on your personal interests and academic and career goals.
To discuss any of the current PhD opportunities listed below, or to find out more about how we could support you achieve your PhD ambitions via your own project, contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.
- Applying Contract Visuals
- Crime opportunity within the dynamic ridesharing industry: A comparative study
- Heritage Crime in Australia and the Indo-Pacific Region
- Integrated Water Resources Assessment and Planning
- Mining Law Reform in Western Australia
- Moral Rights: The First 20 Years
- The Effectiveness of Apology Protecting Legislation
- The Nature of the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine
- The Untold Story of Civil Procedure
- The Untold Story of Private Law
- Who’s Really in Control? Liability of/for autonomous vehicles and weapons systems
- A diachronic comparison of the translations of novels into multiple languages
- Envisaging Citizenship: Australian Histories and Global Connections
- “The Western Australian collections in Eastern Australian institutions ”: a Phd project as part of the ARC Project Collecting the West: How collections created Western Australia
- Emotion words in Australian Indigenous languages. Semantics and typology
- Murujuga mollusc-harvesters: how shell-fishers changed their ways in the Dampier Archipelago, north-western Australia
- Quarries, campsites, and rock art: stone resource use in the world’s largest rock art complex, Dampier Archipelago, North-West Australia
The Design Hub is a dedicated working space tailored to the needs of design and architecture students.Read more about Design Hub
New Fortune Theatre
The New Fortune Theatre is an exact reconstruction of London’s Fortune Playhouse originally built in 1600 as a rival to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.Read more about New Fortune Theatre
Eileen Joyce Studio
The Eileen Joyce Studio is an intimate recital space at The University of Western Australia, housing a unique historical instrument collection.Read more about Eileen Joyce Studio
The Cullity Gallery is a unique venue showcasing innovative works in visual arts, architecture and landscape architecture.Read more about Cullity Gallery
The UWA Experimental Farm helps students master the key disciplinary techniques used in archaeology, forensics and the study of rock art.Read more about Experimental Farm
Conservatorium Instrument Collection
The Conservatorium Instrument Collection contains musical instruments which are available for use by UWA staff and students.Read more about Conservatorium Instrument Collection
The Shakespeare Garden
UWA’s Shakespeare Garden is a walled garden next to the New Fortune Theatre and among the first of its kind in Australia. It includes almost 30 different plants Shakespeare mentioned in his plays.Read more about The Shakespeare Garden
The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room
The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room represents a state-of-the-art trading and analysis centre for students.Read more about The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room
Mutsumi no ma and Japanese Garden
The Mutsumi no ma (traditional tatami room) and Japanese Garden are treasured facilities used by students and members of the UWA Japanese Society to enrich their understanding of Japanese culture.Read more about Mutsumi no ma and Japanese Garden
The UWA Archaeology Lab is a research and analysis space for UWA students and researchers in the field of archaeology.Read more about Archaeology Lab
Beasley Law Library
A modern research area and vibrant study space for Law School students.Read more about Beasley Law Library
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education is all about understanding humanity’s cultures, societies, institutions and environments.
Our research at the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education aims to change the world by finding out how we can live better.
Fees and Scholarships
Discover fees information and learn about our range of scholarships.