Our Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) – also known as a PhD or Doctorate – is part of the Monash Doctoral Program giving you a PhD for the 21st century.
At the core of our PhD (Arts) Program is an extensive, independent research project on an agreed topic, supported by a minimum of two expert academic supervisors.
This is enhanced by professional development activities or coursework units that provide you with the skills required 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.
Joint PhD offering
You can gain a dual-badged PhD with one of our partner institutions:
- Warwick University (available to all eligible candidates)
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (available to candidates based in India)
- South East University, Suzhou (available to candidates based in China)
- University of Bologna (available to all eligible candidates)
As part of this program, you will have an additional supervisor at the partner institution, and undertake research and study there, as part of your degree.
For more information and each degree's application process, visit Joint PhDs.
Research opportunities and support
Interested in conducting research in or outside of Australia?
Monash University is Australia's largest university and we have partnerships with over 100 universities worldwide, a Centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia, giving you more options to meet your local and global ambitions.
To help fund your research in Australia or overseas, we offer a range of travel grants and research funding. Research candidates have secured funding for research trips spanning conferences and major events relevant to their own independent research. Our funding can also cover other research-related expenses including for publications, performance expenses and more.
For more information visit Research funding and support.
Fees & Scholarships
The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) exempts domestic students from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course - up to four years for candidates in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research master’s degree.
An extensive scholarship program is available to both local and international students enrolled in research degrees as provided by Monash Graduate Education. The Faculty of Arts also supports candidates with generous scholarships and grants. Find out more.
How to apply
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