courses

0069

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titlePhDLaw
CRICOS code041046B
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0069
Contact details

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Coordinator Email: law-research@monash.edu Telephone: + 61 3 9905 3342

Course coordinator

Professor Jonathan Clough

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Candidature in a Doctor of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the candidate. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a significant contribution to the discipline in which the candidate is enrolled. Doctoral candidates are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will signify that the holder has completed a course of postgraduate training in research under proper academic supervision and has submitted a thesis that the examiners have declared to be a significant contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the candidate's capacity to carry out independent research.

Structure

This course consists of a research and thesis component.

Areas of research

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program may be undertaken in any area of research offered by the Faculty of Law. The current principal research areas cover:

  • administrative law and regulation
  • commercial law
  • comparative law
  • constitutional law
  • construction law
  • courts
  • corporations law
  • criminal law
  • e-commerce and information technology
  • environment law
  • equity
  • evidence
  • family law
  • gender and law
  • health law
  • human rights law
  • intellectual property law
  • international law
  • labour and employment law
  • legal education
  • legal history
  • legal practice
  • legal theory
  • litigation and dispute resolution
  • privacy law
  • property law
  • superannuation law
  • taxation law
  • torts
  • trusts
  • venture capital law.

Requirements

Candidates must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(a.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the candidate's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty

(b.) submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 100,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished work may be permitted.

Award(s)

Doctor of Philosophy