The Disability and Community Inclusion Unit maintains an active PhD program.


To be considered for a PhD you must hold an Honours degree in Disability Studies or another relevant area.

If you do not hold an Honours Degree, or have not gained a high enough grade in your Honours year, additional requirements may apply before entry in the program is approved.

Study program

The PhD in Disability Studies involves completing a thesis based on original research.

You must complete the thesis within four and a half years full time and nine years part time.


You will be assigned two supervisors whom you will need to meet with regularly to show evidence of your progress.

Further information

View the course information for the PhD in Disability Studies

View postgraduate course fees 

Contact Dr Pammi Raghavendra

ph:  61 8 8201 3426
fax: 61 8 8201 3646