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3940

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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

Course code3940
Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titlePhD(Creative Writ)
CRICOS code069109F
Standard duration of study (years)

3-4 years equivalent full-time

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 3 to 4 years equivalent full time.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3940

Notes

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

Description

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

Students are required to complete a compulsory program of research training. These discipline-specific programs are designed to impart skills and knowledge that will assist students to conduct their research.

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 student's capacity to carry out independent research.

Candidature rules

For all candidature rules and other important information for PhD students refer to the Handbook for Doctoral DegreesHandbook for Doctoral Degrees (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook/content/).

Structure

This course consists of:

  • a research and thesis component
  • a research training program.

Requirements

Students 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 student'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 component which meets the requirements of the examiners consisting of:

  • a piece of creative writing* of not less than 35,000 words
  • a written critical commentary of not less than 35,000 words on the piece of creative writing. This critical commentary will involve researching several aspects of the creative writing project, the characteristics of the genre and the contextual framework within which the writing falls.

* For the purpose of this course, a 'piece of creative writing' will be understood to be constituted by a novel, a group of short stories, a play or group of plays, a sequence of poems, or a portfolio of works of various genres.

The total thesis component must not exceed 80,000 words.

Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished workconjointly published or unpublished work (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/examiners/publication/) may be permitted.

(c.) satisfactorily complete a program of training as outlined under 'Areas of study'.

Areas of study

Award(s)

Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing)