Doctor of Philosophy

KPT/JPT (R/210/8/0016) 03/20 -MQA/SWA0117

A Doctor of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem formulated by students in consultation with their supervisors (minimum two supervisors). You will produce a research thesis of no more than 80,000 words (or alternative approved output). The period of candidature is 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time. Student can start their candidature at any time of the year.

How to apply:

Applicants must obtain an 'Invitation to Apply' by submitting an 'Expression of Interest' (EOI) via the steps below:

Step 1: Check your eligibility (review Entry Requirement for Doctor of Philosophy & English Language Proficiency)

Step 2: Nominate two supervisors

Graduate research degrees involve the independent investigation of a research problem formulated by students in consultation with their supervisors (minimum two). Potential supervisors can be viewed using this link.

Step 3: Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)

Submit your application in the form of an Expression of Interest (EoI) for PhD candidature here. Applications should include a research proposal and identify at least two potential supervisors.

Step 4: Next steps

Applicants whose EOI is successful will then receive an 'Invitation to Apply'. This is required before you can progress to the formal application stage. The Invitation to Apply does not guarantee an offer of admission, and will be subject to any conditions stipulated on the Invitation. If unsuccessful, applicants will receive feedback and alternative pathways.

Graduate Research Scholarships : 
The University offers three scholarship application rounds per year (applications close: 31 March, 30 June, 15 September).
Please visit Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries for more information about the scholarships.
Gwendolyn Bellinger

PhD candidate (2021)

"My research examines how Gothic elements in postcolonial literature negotiate the post-memorial experience. Studying at Monash has afforded me a global perspective for my research; I am currently analyzing a number of Malaysian texts and considering how the Gothic has been reimagined in a Southeast Asian context.”

Gabriel Pereira

PhD candidate (2022)

"My research is anchored in the field of mixed-race studies and examines the notions of identity and belonging for mixed individuals. The key critical thinking and writing skills that I developed at Monash throughout my undergraduate and Honors years have helped me excel not only in my studies, but also given me the confidence to pursue a PhD, the pinnacle of academic education. The incredible support from Monash via the Graduate Research Excellence Scholarship, their stellar staff, and the inclusive culture of the university, have contributed to a positive learning environment which enables me to grow both academically and personally."