Faculty of Arts
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Faculty of Arts

Courses Offered

Research Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Arts - Research

Coursework Degrees

Master of International Studies

Master of International Studies Advanced

Graduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese)

Faculty Research

UOW Strength

Institute for Social Transformation Research (ISTR)

The Institute for Social Transformation Research is dedicated to expanding our capacity to understand and engage with our rapidly changing social, cultural and geo‐political environment. ISTR aims to build Australia's capacity to understand and engage with globalising forces that are increasingly technologically mediated, but that continue to be configured by spatial, economic and temporal constraints. Research conducted by ISTR members is therefore cross‐disciplinary, practical and project based, involving collaboration across geographical locations, and drawing from disciplines such as politics, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, literary studies, language and linguistics, creative arts, geography, media studies, history, anthropology, economics and law. ISTR projects are at the cutting edge of creative and community‐engaged research in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences, and have a shared focus on understanding the impact of globalisation on the pace of social and cultural transformation in our region and across the globe.

The Three Broad Themes for 2012 are:

1. Social Thought and Action 
2. Creative Practice and Cultural Innovation
3. Regional Change and Transformation

Associated ISTR Research Centres

Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS)

Centre for Australian Aotearoa New Zealand Studies

Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities (CROMM)

Faculty Research Priority Area

Literature, Identity and Culture (LIC)

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Domestic -   www.uow.edu.au/student/finances/index.html

International - www.uow.edu.au/prospective/international/fees/