|Managing faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Coordinator||Professor Robin Gerster|
This program provides doctoral (PhD) and master's by research candidates with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen subject, as well as developing professional skills that will support candidate's career ambitions.
Each candidate's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers
All PhD candidates must complete one unit, normally prior to confirmation of their candidature:
Candidates must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff, satisfactorily complete training modules:
Candidates will discuss with their supervisors which optional training components best suit their interests and area of study, undertake the approved training, and keep records of training attended. Candidates are required to update their supervisors on their progress toward achieving the required hours of training.
It is a requirement of higher degree by research training in the Faculty of Arts that a portfolio/research log be kept by candidates that reflects on each attendance at research training. This log is to be submitted as part of confirmation panels. Attendance will be monitored to ensure hours are accurately recorded.
All candidates enrol in the following training units at the beginning of their candidature:
Candidates will enrol in additional optional units to complete the designated hours for their course, at an appropriate milestone during candidature. The options include:
A grade of satisfied/not yet satisfied will be recorded for each training unit at the end of the candidature.
Candidates may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their candidature.
For detailed information about the options available in the literary and cultural studies HDR program visit http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/program-plans.