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Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Doctorate/PhD

The Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) is a world leader in sustainable development, bringing together experts from multiple fields of endeavour in world-leading interdisciplinary programs and centres of excellence. Research undertaken at MSDI has a practical or policy emphasis that is solution focused. MSDI offers you a stimulating, supportive and professional environment within which you can explore the issues relating to climate change and sustainability facing society today.

A PhD taken at the MSDI takes the form of the Monash Doctoral Program – a PhD for the 21st century. The program enables you to complete extensive, independent research on an agreed topic under the supervision of at least two expert academics,  You will also undertake a series of professional development activities or coursework units that equip you with the skills needed to make an impact in academia, industry, government or the wider community. Your study will result in a research thesis or alternative approved output, which makes a valuable contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: 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 Doctor of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem formulated in consultation with your supervisors. You will produce a research thesis of no more than 80,000 words (or alternative approved output). Your interdisciplinary research will be undertaken on topics associated with environmental, social and economic sustainability and climate change. You will be expected to approach the research from the perspective of two or more disciplines. This precludes research that is laboratory based.

Along with the research component of the program, you will also be required to 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 and prepare you for a career beyond your degree.

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.