Doctor of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning

    • CRICOS Code: 056961K

    The experience



    The supervisory relationship is an integral element of undertaking a graduate research degree. You will have access to academic leaders across built environment disciplines. You will be mentored by at least one principle supervisor and also have access to other academic expertise and support through a supervisory panel throughout your candidature.

    Training opportunities

    Each year, you will have the opportunity to take part in workshops and advanced seminars in research theories and methods specifically tailored to the built environment. These training opportunities are designed to build on your previous learning and to support you at each stage of your research candidature. You can also participate in thesis writing programs and weekly research seminars and other Faculty forums to present and discuss ideas with staff and fellow research students. You are invited to attend regular public lectures held throughout the year, featuring international guest speakers as well as leading local practitioners.

    Funding and resources

    Melbourne School of Design provides a number of funding opportunities to support you with your research. You can apply for funding to contribute to your travel to attend conferences or to conduct research fieldwork. Our graduate researchers are part of our academic community and have access to excellent facilities including dedicated workstations, computers, printers, meeting rooms and workspaces in our award-winning building.

    Candidature support

    Guidance and support is provided by the dedicated support team in the faculty's Research Office. The team offers a comprehensive induction process for new candidates and provides guidance throughout your candidature. They also maintain clear policy and process information for current graduate researchers. Our strong network of graduate researchers organise events and activities that support one another and promote an engaging cohort experience.

    The MSD Graduate Research website offers useful and relevant information for current candidates.

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    Tanja Beer