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.