Postgraduate Research

Aspiring PhD candidates in the broad field of cultural Modernism are encouraged to submit project ideas and applications to the Centre Director, Scientia Professor Julian Murphet, or the Graduate Affairs Officer, Dr Sean Pryor, for the Centre of Modernism Studies in Australia (CMSA). 

Modernist architecture

They can provide advice on their research and information on a range of postgraduate activities in the Centre.

We invite graduate research proposals in the areas of:

  • modernist literature
  • modernist theatre
  • 'continental' philosophy
  • modernist music
  • modernist architecture
  • modernist visual arts

Advice and guidance

Our experienced staff at the CMSA can advise on a number of topics including suitable supervisors, School and Faculty affiliation, professional development, publication opportunities, conference and seminar participation and much more!


There is also a monthly graduate research workshop in some fields of Modernism Studies. These workshops allow higher degree research students to participate in focused discussion on elected subjects with a professional in the field.

Useful links

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

For more information about completing a PhD or Masters by Research, please visit the UNSW Arts & Social Sciences website.

UNSW School of the Arts & Media

Visit the School of the Arts & Media website for more information about specific supervision areas and degree options within the School.

Graduate Research School (GRS)

The Graduate Research School (GRS) is the central administration and support unit for all higher degree research candidates at UNSW.