Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Why study a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)?

This program allows students to undertake extensive, independent research (a thesis of not more than 80,000 words). As a doctoral candidate, you will be supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout your candidature. Under their guidance, you will write and submit a thesis that represents a significant contribution to the body of knowledge or understanding of your field of research.

The Monash PhD has an international reputation for excellence and relevance, with quality supervision at the heart of our success.

Areas of study

Research topics are available in most of the school’s research strengths, depending on supervision and resource availability.

Career outcomes

Our doctoral graduates use their qualification to advance their careers in:

  • journalism, publishing, editing, writing, electronic media, public relations, corporate communications
  • marketing, advertising, business research and analysis
  • management consulting, international trade, human resources, training and development, management and administration
  • diplomacy, foreign affairs, politics
  • tourism, hospitality, entertainment and leisure industries
  • performing arts (music or drama), production, direction, management and administration, film, television and video.


Intake periods

You can apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision.

Related courses

More information

Please contact Ms Eswary Sivalingam (Research Manager, Research Management Office) at or +603 5515 9632 (Direct Line) for more information about the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).