Doctor of Philosophy - Arts
- CRICOS Code: 056954J
How to apply
Please note: No mid-year intakes are offered.
The closing date for applications is 31 October. Application outcomes will be available approximately eight weeks after the application closing date.
For more detailed information please see the Faculty of Arts Application deadlines web page.
1. Ensure you meet selection criteria
Please read through the Application checklist before proceeding with your application and refer to the Entry requirements (tab above) to see if you are eligible to apply.
All applications must also satisfy the University's Graduate English language requirements.
2. Research proposal
A research proposal is viewed as being as significant as your academic marks; a research degree application cannot be assessed without a research proposal, even if your marks are high.
The research proposal is a 2,500 word statement of what you want to research. A research proposal is not a statement of your beliefs or of something you want to prove, it is a topic or question that you wish to examine objectively. It must focus on a particular issue or research question; the research proposal should not rely on a discipline in which you are not trained.
3. Writing sample
To further assist in the selection process, you are required to provide a 5,000 word sample of your recent work. For example, this might be one or two chapters from an Honours thesis, or a recent essay or paper that you think demonstrates your research and writing abilities.
4. Identify if supervision is available
Contact the Graduate Research Administrator in the relevant school to assist you with identifying if appropriate supervision is available for your research. The Find an Expert website may help your search for a supervisor.
- Asia Institute, Leena Sookramanien
- School of Culture and Communications, Gabrielle Grigg
- Historical and Philosophical Studies, Sarah Gloger
- Language and Linguistics, Leticia Nieuwenhuizen
- Social and Political Science, Kate Farhall
Once you have found a potential supervisor you can contact them with your research proposal and writing sample. If they agree to supervise your project, you would then make a formal application.
5. Submit an application
Complete the Course and scholarships applications form found in the How to apply - Apply with Melbourne section of the Domestic applications web page or click the 'Apply now' button below.
Submit by the application deadline - October 31. Applications not submitted with the required documentation in time for this selection round cannot be considered for entry. Late or incomplete applications will be held over until the next selection round in the following year.
For more detailed information please visit the Faculty of Arts How to apply web page.
Frequently asked questions
Before you apply
- Check the degree website
- Check the entry requirements and make sure you're eligible
- Prepare a research proposal and writing sample
- Identify if appropriate supervision is available
- Submit an application online