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Why research at the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences?
ANU is consistently ranked amongst the best universities in the world for its research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Our students are part of a community of leading researchers and are inspired by intellectual curiosity and scholarly excellence.
Facilities and support services
The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences offers:
academic staff with international research reputations, including 39 members of one, or both, of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, and three Fellows of the British Academy and four ARC Federation Fellows
exceptional support, including PhD supervisory panels of at least three staff
a dedicated office space for each HDR student
library and computing facilities
some opportunities for sessional work
generous funds for fieldwork and conference travel
opportunities to apply for scholarships, as well as international semesters of study at our prestigious IARU partner institutions
access to a wealth of electronic and traditional research resources
a vibrant graduate community - each graduate field of study has a cohort of academics that meet regularly to induct students, provide graduate training in their specific fields, conduct staff and student seminars and master classes, and provide opportunities for collaborative work on grants and other projects
In 2012 116 CASS HDR students went on 154 field work and conference trips in 10 regions around the world.
Skills and career options
Postgraduate study allows students to become experts in their field while giving them invaluable skills to take into the next stage of their life. Completing HDR study is an investment in a student's career prospects.
Some of the skills students will gain include:
ability for research at a highly analytical level
ability to show independent thought and show initiative
critical and creative thinking
communication and presentation skills
time management and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines
Examples of sectors postgraduate alumni can enter include: