Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
First ARC Centre of Excellence ever awarded to the Arts (Centre for the History of Emotions)
100 years of Arts and Social Sciences at UWA
Home of the Chair of Australian History, the Chair of Australian Literature and three Chairs in Rock Art Studies
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We offer the broadest selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UWA, with more than 100 options to choose from.
At an undergraduate level, you can study a degree-specific (first) major within the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce or Philosophy (Honours), or as a second major with the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
For postgraduate study, we offer coursework and research courses and training in a variety of disciplines, including professional degrees that, upon successful completion, qualify you to enter a specific profession.
With a focus on excellence and impact, our research brings together some of our greatest minds to ask the important questions in life. We generate valuable research that impacts and improves lives both nationally and internationally.
We support researchers throughout their careers, from PhD students and early career researchers, to award-winning professors and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows.
The Irwin Street Collective
The Irwin Street Collective brings together UWA Conservatorium of Music staff, alumni, current students and distinguished scholars and performers to research and perform music in historically informed styles.
Never Tilt Your Chair Back
A performance work of percussion theatre for three performers that uses the history of Western dining table etiquette as a point of departure.
Processes and outcomes of education in the affective domain
Dr. Elaine Chapman, from the Graduate School of Education, is researching the affective aspects of education across primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
Musical Participation in the Care of Patients with Alzheimers
This research project from The University of Western Australia is a clinical investigation of the effectiveness of group singing for people with Alzheimer’s.
Transnational networks among European missionaries in colonial Australia
UWA is building the first database of correspondence of Australia’s earliest missionaries and making it available online.
Mississippi Swan: Daybew!
This UWA Conservatorium of Music research project generates a new album of work using an autonomous sound and visual installation.
Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS)
This project is looking at using performance indicators in primary schools (PIPS) to assess students on literacy, numeracy and phonological awareness.
Worker Experience in the Food Delivery Gig Economy
This UWA research project examines the implications on worker experience in the food delivery and ride sharing industry.
Pacific Matildas: Finding the women in the history of Pacific archaeology
This UWA research project aims to investigate the scientific lives of the first women who conducted archaeological work in Oceania from the late 19th to the mid-20th century.
School leadership in challenging circumstances
This project is exploring the historical background, recent developments and current issues associated with primary school leadership.
Aggregate demand under instability
This project aims to measure the impact of monetary policy on the aggregate demand in Australia and the United States.
The role of personal values in predicting donating behaviour
This UWA research project explores relations between human values and a range of donating behaviours including choice of charitable cause.
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A World Without Time: Timelessness in Physics and Metaphysics
This DECRA project, led by Dr Sam Baron, investigates the concept of time and questions its very existence.
100 Families WA
This is a collective action research project that aims to address entrenched disadvantage as experienced by families living in Western Australia.
Ageing and New Media: a new analysis of older Australians' support network
This project seeks to examine how older people from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds communicate with family in the ever-changing age of migration, mobility and technology.
Promoting Scientific Literacy
This project uses case study methodology to investigate the use of socioscientific issues (SSI) to promote critical thinking in Year 7 to 10 classes in schools in disadvantaged areas.
Music for Percussion and Electronics Album and National Tour
The delicate and powerful collision when percussion meets experimental electronics in an immersive collection of solo works performed by WA percussionist Louise Devenish.
Doing Justice Differently
This UWA Law School research project explores the feasibility of a community justice centre for Western Australia.
The role of innovation hub networks in startup internationalisation
This project explores how to leverage partnerships between innovation hubs around the world to help startups overcome challenges of conducting business overseas.
Six Years and Counting: The NDIS and the Australian Disability Services System
A White Paper developed to encourage a national discussion aimed at realising the potential inherent in the Australian Disability Services System that includes a fit-for-purpose NDIS.
Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography
This University of Western Australia research project seeks to redress the imbalance of representation in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
A Bright Path to Learning
This research helps teachers obtain valid, reliable and comparable student assessment information by using the Brightpath assessment application.
Nudging consumers towards sustainable consumption
This UWA research project builds on recent insights from cognitive and social psychology to identify the most effective ways to stimulate behavioral change in different consumer segments.
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Privacy personalization paradox
On the internet, we want both privacy and personalisation. However, we must compromise, as personalisation is only possible by giving up some privacy.
Transformation: Music by Roger Smalley
Transformation: Music by Roger Smalley is a full-length album created by musicians from the UWA Conservatorium of Music, bringing together previously unrecorded works.
Restoring state income taxation in Australia
This research project from UWA’s Law School seeks to provide a blueprint for the restoration of state income taxation in Australia.
Music Teaching Without Words
This UWA Conservatorium of Music research project explores teaching music to children through imitation and play as part of the international Harmony Signing program.
This project researches how images have shaped our history, and how we use visual images to write our history.
The Natural Order of Things for chamber orchestra
This research project is a commissioned piece of composition by James Ledger for the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Health education literacy and mobility for musicians
This UWA Conservatorium of Music research project addresses the need for health education mobility and improved health literacy for musicians worldwide.
Nutrition insecurity in rural Myanmar
Generating new insights into the ways that nutrition outcomes relate to livelihood circumstances in rural Myanmar.
The Renaissance Moved Reading Project
The Renaissance Moved Reading Project invites students, staff and friends to read plays from the English Renaissance period on the New Fortune Theatre stage.
Answering the Call
Answering the Call is the first national survey of the mental health and wellbeing of police and emergency services.
Negative consumer outcomes from social media use
This University of Western Australia research project investigates the implications social media has on its users.
Gendering the Italian Wars
This project constitutes a major re-evaluation of the Italian Wars through the lens of feminist theory and gender studies.
Social Media for CSR in the Resources Sector
Resources sector companies are heavily invested in being socially responsible. We look at how they use social media to communicate this value.
University curriculum reforms
This project is an in-depth historical and contemporary analysis of radical university curriculum reforms in research-intensive universities across the globe.
Taxational Resource Curse
This UWA project investigates whether the tax enforcement on the non-mining sectors could be driven by the volatile profitability of mining sectors.
Persuading the digital voters
Examining the effectiveness of user-generated information/content and the content/information generated by political entities in persuading voters on social media
Excellence in teaching
We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovative, high-quality teaching in all areas. This is reflected by consistently high student feedback, and awards nationally and within UWA in the Student Guild’s Student Choice awards.
Dr Dale Adams
Dr Dale Adams is a lecturer in German language, literature and culture in UWA’s Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, and Deputy Head of Education (Enterprise) for the School of Humanities.Read more
Professor Natalie Skead
Professor Natalie Skead is UWA’s Dean of Law. She is a national award-winning teacher and prolific researcher in aspects of private law, proceeds of crime and legal education.Read more
Dr Ethan Blue
Ethan Blue is a multi-award-winning teacher, researcher and senior lecturer in History at UWA. His first book Doing Time in the Depression (2012) traces the origins of mass incarceration in the United States.Read more
Penny Carruthers is a lecturer and Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching at UWA Law School, with a specialisation in property law. She aims to make law education engaging and inspiring for students.Read more
Each year the Conservatorium of Music presents a packed program of more than 200 stimulating performances and events. We showcase the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, our celebrated alumni and our community and industry partners. There’s something for everyone, so come along to be delighted and inspired.
UWA Christmas Concert for Lifeline WA
This is your night! Gather your family and friends and join Santa for the 2019 UWA Christmas Concert in support of Lifeline WA. The UWA Conservatorium of Music, national artists and community choirs will perform all your favourite Christmas songs.Read more
Beasley Law Library
A modern research area and vibrant study space for Law School students.Read more about Beasley Law Library
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
One Button Studio and Lightboard
The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording system that can be used to create high-quality, polished video projects without any previous video production experience.Read more about One Button Studio and Lightboard
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
The Cullity Gallery is a unique venue showcasing innovative works in visual arts, architecture and landscape architecture.Read more about Cullity Gallery
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
The Design Hub is a dedicated working space tailored to the needs of design and architecture students.Read more about Design Hub
Extensive study spaces and convenient facilities at the heart of the Crawley campusRead more about Reid Library
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
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 UWA Archaeology Lab is a research and analysis space for UWA students and researchers in the field of archaeology.Read more about Archaeology Lab
Callaway Music Auditorium
The Callaway Music Auditorium is UWA’s leading concert venue that brings the joy of music to Conservatorium of Music students and the local community.Read more about Callaway Music Auditorium
The Education, Fine Arts and Architecture Library is located at UWA’s Nedlands campus.Read more about EDFAA Library
The Wigmore Music Library provides dedicated facilities conveniently located with the UWA Conservatorium of Music.Read more about Music Library
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