Future students

What doctoral studies can I undertake at Crawford?

Crawford School 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 global policy challenges. PhD scholars play an essential role in the intellectual life of the School.

Within Crawford School students typically choose to work within one of the following research programs: economics, environmental studies and resource management, public policy or political science and international relations.

Selection to PhD Programs

Recommendations for course admission and PhD scholarships will be based both on merit (as manifested by academic performance, relevant experience and the quality of the proposed research) and on the ability of staff members within the School to accommodate students’ research interests and projects.


Students studying a PhD program in Economics undertake a program of full-time study that comprises two parts: Coursework (Part A) and Research (Part B). All PhD candidates must complete both parts of the doctoral program. Part A normally consists of two consecutive semesters of coursework. Part B consists of research, participation in seminars and workshops, and submission of a thesis. Students wishing to undertake a PhD in Economics whose first language is not English are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a score of no less than 6.0 in each individual band.

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