How to apply for a research degree
Please follow these steps in order to apply for admission into a research degree in Education.
- Step 1: Review course and check your eligibility
- Step 2: Find a supervisor
- Step 3: Submit an Expression of Interest form online
- Step 4: Submit a formal application online
Step 1: Review course and check your eligibility
You will find the admission requirements, course outline and progression requirements in the relevant course details and handbook below.
|Course details||Course code||Handbook||Commencement / application dates|
|Doctor of Philosophy||0079||Handbook for Doctoral Degrees||No fixed commencement dates, apply any time.|
|Master of Education
(thesis and coursework)
|3204||Handbook for Master's by Research||Commence Term 1: 1 January
Commence Term 3: 1 July
Submit your application at least one month prior to above commencement dates.
English Language Proficiency
If English is not your first language, you must meet the minimum requirements for English Language Proficiency.
Pathways to research
If you do not have sufficient training in research, please see Pathways to research available to you.
Step 2: Find a supervisor
Type your research interest(s) in the search box below, or if known, a researcher's name. This will allow you to find all staff who specialise, supervise or publish in the areas you are interested in.
Once you have found a researcher that you believe could supervise your project, send them an email including the below information. Please do not send a bulk email to a number of researchers.
- Complete academic transcripts
- Research proposal
If a researcher agrees to supervise your research project, keep a copy of the email confirming this arrangement, as you will need to attach it to your application.
Step 3: Submit an Expression of Interest form online
Once you have found a supervisor who has agreed to supervise your research project, please lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) form. The answers you provide in the EOI are used to make an initial assessment of your eligibility. You must complete this form in order to receive an Invitation to Apply for a research degree.
If your EOI is successful, we will send you an Invitation to Apply, and you can proceed to the next step. Please note that an Invitation to Apply does not guarantee an offer of admission to the degree.
If your EOI is unsuccessful, you will not receive an Invitation to Apply. However, we will provide you with feedback and/or alternate pathways.
Step 4: Submit a formal application online
Only applicants who have received an Invitation to Apply can proceed with formal application.
You will receive a direct link for applying online as part of your Invitation to Apply email.
When submitting your online application, you will have a chance to indicate if you wish to be considered for Monash scholarship. Closing dates for Monash scholarship applications are 31 May and 31 October each year.