This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
The student's PhD research project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within 3 years equivalent full time, with students expected to complete their degree within 4 years equivalent full time.
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Caulfield, Clayton, Malaysia) |
Off-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0020|
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.
In some discipline areas on some campuses, candidates are required to complete a compulsory program of coursework and/or training. These discipline-specific programs are designed to impart skills and knowledge that will assist candidates to conduct their research.
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.
For all candidature rules and other important information for PhD candidates refer to the Handbook for Doctoral DegreesHandbook for Doctoral Degrees (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook/content/).
This course consists of:
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 school or department of enrolment 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 relevant department/school
(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.
In certain disciplines in the faculty, creative work or performance or a written critical commentary may also form part of the thesis assessment.
(c.) satisfactorily complete a program of coursework study and/ or professional development training as outlined under 'Areas of study'.
Candidates must pass any required coursework units. If a candidate fails a coursework component of their degree, they can repeat the relevant unit once in a later semester. Candidates who fail to pass the repeat attempt of the unit will be subject to a termination process under the Candidature Progress Management RegulationsCandidature Progress Management Regulations (http://www.monash.edu.au/legal/legislation/research-graduate-school-committee-regulations/candidature-progress-management-regulations.pdf) (refer also to the Candidature Progress Management policypolicy (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/candidature-progress-management-policy.html) and proceduresprocedures (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/termination-of-candidature-procedures.html)).
Research topics are available in most of the faculty's areas of research strengths, depending on supervision and resource availability. Each candidate will be assigned to the coursework study and training program most relevant to their research focus from the following:
Film, media and communications PhD program
Historical studies PhD program
Linguistics and applied linguistics PhD program
Literary and cultural studies PhD program
Philosophy PhD program
Social and political sciences PhD program
Theatre, performance and music PhD program
Doctor of Philosophy