Doctor of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning

  • CRICOS code: 056961K

Course overview

  • 4 years full time / 8 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students


The Melbourne School of Design (MSD) attracts outstanding local and international graduates to undertake innovative research on built environment topics through our PhD degree.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a higher-level research degree that requires advanced research, conceptual and writing skills. Working under the guidance of academic supervisors, PhD candidates produce advanced knowledge and expertise by conducting independent and sustained research that examines a specific problem, issue or topic. The thesis is undertaken as a full dissertation or combined with a creative project and needs to demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge that makes an independent contribution to existing scholarship.