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Arts

Doctorate/PhD

Monash Arts is renowned for its innovative, engaging and high quality research in humanities, social sciences, languages and performing arts. By engaging with different cultural environments and communities around Australia and the world, we make deep connections that empower us to respond to the most pressing issues faced by society today. By undertaking your graduate studies at Monash Arts, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most inspiring and distinguished researchers and be part of our stimulating, supportive and professional research environment.

At the core of the PhD program is an extensive, independent research project supported by at least two expert academic supervisors from a wide range of areas. Your written thesis will be enhanced by a series of professional development activities or coursework units that provide you with the skills to make an impact in academia, industry, government or the wider community. Your overall study will make a valuable contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic.

Find out more about our researchers, your supervisors.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: Full time & part time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
Duration
3-4 years (full time),
6-8 years (part-time)
Start date
Throughout the year
Qualification
Doctor of Philosophy
Course Handbook

A PhD (Arts) involves the independent investigation of a research problem formulated by you in consultation with your supervisors. You will be required to produce a research thesis of no more than 80,000 words. A key strength of our research programs lies in their diversity. This is reflected in our academics who are some of the world’s most inspiring and distinguished researchers. We offer supervision across seven graduate research programs:

  • Film, Media, Communications & Journalism
  • Historical Studies, including History, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies and Indigenous Studies
  • Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
  • Literary & Cultural Studies, including Creative Writing, Languages and World Literature, Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • Philosophy, including Bioethics
  • Social & Political Sciences, including Anthropology, Criminology, Human Geography, Politics & International Relations, Sociology
    Gender Studies
  • Theatre, Performance & Music

As well as the research component, you will also complete a series of professional development activities or coursework units relevant to your chosen research focus. These activities are designed to provide you with the skills needed to develop your professional skills to support you in your future career

Visit the Faculty of Arts Graduate Research Website.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.
See the Section 2.1 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

English requirements

Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
See the Section 2.2 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Research Training Program (RTP)

This course is supported by the Australian government's Research Training Program (RTP). Under the RTP, domestic students are awarded an RTP Fees Offset which exempts them from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course. This exemption is valid for up to four years for students enrolled in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research master's degree.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.