Postgraduate studies

Postgraduate studies

Higher Degree Research in Contemporary Muslim Lives

SCML, Research Hub, offers potential doctoral (PhD)  students supervision from  active research scholars working on different aspects of contemporary Muslim lives. Academic staff only supervise students in areas in which they are actively researching or have expertise. Our aim is for the research student, in partnership with their supervisor(s), to produce a thesis based on research that is of sufficient quality to warrant publication in a refereed academic journal and to influence positively the field. The doctoral students will be  part of the Department of Anthropology although opportunities for shared inter-disciplinary supervision  will also be considered if requested.

Please, check the members' research interests and contact the Director, Dr Gabriele Marranci for more information or you can send us your proposal following this guideline (please, in your proposal mention your potential supervisor).

Notice that international and domestic students can apply for a number of scholarships from Macquarie University and the Australian Government.

Macquarie scholarships for Australian citizens and domestic students

Macquarie scholarships for international students

Macquarie University and the Department of Anthropology also assists postgraduate students and researchers to attend conferences during their candidature.


Postdoctoral fellowships

We  welcome inquiries from talented early-career researchers interested in pursuing post-doctoral research in any of the SCML fields of research.

Postdoctoral researchers who intend to seeking funding for projects falling within one of the SCML areas of research should first contact Dr Gabriele Marranci, as well as the research hub  member whose research interests are closest to theirs. They can advise you on research initiatives under way in the our research hub, provide advice on postdoctoral fellowship applications, and explain how SCML can support your research.

The two primary sources of support for postdoctoral work at Macquarie University are the University itself and the Australian Research Council; both schemes provide 3 years salary plus research costs. The links below provide more information about the fellowships offered under these two schemes:

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF)


Master of applied anthropology

The Master of Applied Anthropology is a coursework postgraduate degree with a substantial research element. The degree is intended to help current and future professionals understand the cultural impacts of and cultural influences in government and corporate policy. It covers both the 'traditional' domain of applied anthropology -- development and aid, public health, human rights, refugees and migration -- and the applications of cultural understanding and ethnography in international relations, urban planning, design and marketing. Students thus learn to apply anthropological theory and ethnographic methodology in a wide range of professional settings.

The Masters in Applied Anthropology also allows  those without Honours or equivalent to undertake field work on topics linked to the SCML's research program  under the supervision of one of our research hub's members as part of their MAA degree. Those excelling in this program have succeed in continuing their studies towards a  PhD

Find out more information and the application procedure.


Master of research in contemporary Muslim lives

The Master of Research equips students with intensive research preparation before beginning doctoral study. Consistent with the 'Bologna model', this enables students to complete a PhD in three years.

Macquarie is the first Australian university to align with international research training qualifications. Combining advanced disciplinary coursework and structured research training, the Master of Research provides graduates with greater recognition for their academic progress, enhanced employment opportunities and pathways to further study overseas.

The Master of Research allow students to undertake field work and research on topics linked to the SCML's research program  under the supervision of one of our research hub's members.

Find out more information and the application procedure.

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