Graduate research programs
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Doctorate) is the highest degree offered by the University and should demonstrate a critical application of advanced knowledge and expertise in your field, and high level research and writing skills. It is a sustained piece of independent research and writing that examines a specific problem, issue or topic and, upon completion, makes a significant and new contribution to existing knowledge. All PhDs in the Faculty of Arts are research-based.
- Research study areas
- Minimum entry requirements
- Course structure
- Residency requirements
- How to apply
Watch Emily Poelin-Hunter talk about studying a PhD a the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Watch more research candidates talk about their research on Youtube.
Masters by research (MA)
The Masters by research (MA) provides you with an opportunity to carry out sustained and independent research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and skills in a chosen area of study and make an original contribution to the discipline.
Inter-university PhD partnership programs
Inter-university PhD partnership programs offer joint PhD programs between the University of Melbourne and overseas universities.