Doctor of Philosophy - Indigenous Knowledge

  • CRICOS code: 111523E

Course overview

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


Indigenous knowledge spans insights, innovations and practices that Indigenous peoples around the world have developed over countless generations, typically in societies with a deep relationship with their natural surroundings.

It is applied across a diverse array of fields – including medicine, health, education, development, resource management, agriculture, law and the arts.

This distinctive program – the first in Australia to offer studies in Indigenous knowledge as an explicit, interdisciplinary subject area – is designed to recognise and activate and Indigenous knowledge, deepen engagement and reciprocal learning with Indigenous communities, and facilitate entry into a PhD program for Indigenous candidates already engaged in research and academia.

The Doctor of Philosophy – Indigenous Knowledge is offered by the Indigenous Knowledge Institute, in partnership with all faculties at the University of Melbourne.