PhD Program

Refugee and Forced Migration


    The Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Interdisciplinary PhD Program is hosted by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. It brings together graduate researchers from across the University of Melbourne who are working on PhD projects related to refugees and forced migration.

    The 2018 Program has welcomed graduate researchers from Law, Education, Planning, Humanities, Social Sciences, Creative Arts and Population Health.

    Participating in the Program means you will be supported in building academic and professional networks and developing your research with reference to current real-world challenges.  Key components of the Program include:

    • Masterclasses with academic and industry leaders
    • Ethics and research methods
    • Approaches for communicating research to diverse audiences
    • Opportunities to present your research
    • Social and networking events

    Enrich your PhD experience by joining a strong cohort and intellectual community within the Program to help you to develop your post-doctoral pathway.

    How to participate

    To be eligible to participate in this PhD Program, you must be a currently enrolled University of Melbourne PhD candidate undertaking your research in a relevant area.

    If you are not a currently enrolled PhD candidate, you will need to apply for admission to your PhD degree in one the University of Melbourne’s faculties first. For information on how to apply for PhD candidature, including advice on finding a supervisor, please see the graduate research How to Apply pages on the Study website.

    We will call for applications to join the Program twice per year, usually in January and July. To discuss joining the Program outside of these times, please get in touch with us.

    You can join the Program at any time during your candidature and remain part of the Program until the completion of your doctoral studies.

    To enquire about participating in this Program, please contact Dr Karen Block, T: +61 3 8344 0862