Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)

Parkville Campus - Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 056954J

Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Doctorate) is the highest degree offered by the University of Melbourne. This challenging and dynamic degree involves a sustained piece of independent research and writing examining a specific problem, issue or topic. Upon completion, you’ll have made a significant and original contribution to an existing area of knowledge in your field.

Your thesis must be sponsored and approved by a supervisor prior to enrolment. You also need to have attained a minimum grade in an Honours year or Masters degree to be accepted.

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You will have the opportunity to

  • Develop advanced knowledge and experience in your chosen field of specialisation.
  • Cultivate high level research and writing skills.
  • Study coursework elements to enhance the research training experience.
  • Enjoy the University of Melbourne’s specialist support for research students including lectures and seminars, three-minute thesis competitions, and coursework leadership programs.
  • Choose from a wide range of specialisations across the School of Culture and Communication, the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, the School of Languages and Linguistics, the School of Social and Political Sciences, and the Asia Institute.
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