3 years with the possibility of 2 × 6 month extensions
4 years full-time / part-time unavailable
Entry requirements and eligibility
MSD graduate researchers come to our degrees via a number of academic and professional pathways that enriches their research and adds to the diversity and breadth of our cohort. Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification, achievement and research criteria. However, meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
Applications are assessed by a panel of academic experts, taking into account a range of factors, for example eligibility, academic merit, quality of the research proposal, relevancy of background and research experience, feasibility of the project, amongst other measures.
Applicants are normally required to have been awarded at least one of the following:
- a Masters by Research degree;
- a Master by Coursework degree (with a research component that accounts for at least 25% of a year's work at 4th year or at Masters level); or
- a four-year Honours degree.
Minimum level of academic achievement
Applicants should have achieved an overall H1 (80-100%) or H2A (75-79%) equivalent to grades received at an Australian university, in the relevant honours or Masters degree.
Relevance of the degree and currency of applicant's knowledge of the discipline
The completed degree must be in an area that is relevant to the intended PhD, including sufficient specialisation such that the applicant will have already developed an understanding and appreciation of a body of knowledge relevant to the intended PhD.
The applicant's degree/s and/or professional experience must demonstrate that their knowledge of the discipline in which they plan to undertake their research higher degree is current.
Evidence of research ability
Applicants are normally required to have completed a research project/component that accounts for at least 25% of their year's work at 4th year or at Masters level.
English language requirements
All applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.
Please note meeting the minimum entry requirements is not a guarantee of entry.