Doctor of Philosophy - Law
- CRICOS Code: 056956G
How to apply
Graduate research degree places at Melbourne Law School are very competitive and generally only approximately 15 applicants are accepted each year.
All applications for graduate research at Melbourne Law School must comply with the University's Graduate Research Degrees Entry Requirements including English language requirements. In addition, selection will be based on factors including:
- Academic record (particularly tertiary grades and class ranking)
- Relevant research experience (e.g. dissertation) and professional experience
- Relevant scholarly publications, if any
- Academic references
- Development of an original research proposal reflecting knowledge and understanding of the relevant field and providing a feasible framework for the thesis
- Availability and support of appropriate supervisors (who will be contacted by the Law School's Office for Research during the application process, though you are also welcome to contact any academics who you think would be suitable to supervise your topic)
- Capacity to complete the degree, including residency requirements and hours available to devote to the degree
- Significance and relevance of the graduate research study proposed in relation to the overall career goals or aspirations of the applicant.
Selection Round Deadlines
Applications will be assessed in four rounds for entry into the 2020 program. Complete applications must be received by the following deadlines for consideration in that round.
- Round 1: 15 February 2019
- Round 2: 12 April 2019
- Round 3: 16 August 2019
- Round 4: 11 October 2019
In order to apply, you will need to submit to the University of Melbourne:
Research Proposal for Melbourne Law School
To receive the Research Proposal form, please submit an enquiry by clicking on the appropriate link below.
University of Melbourne Application Form
Please complete the Research Proposal form and attach it to the University of Melbourne Application Form.
We will endeavour to advise you of the outcome of your application eight to twelve weeks after the round deadline by which your completed application has been received.
Applicants may apply for selection in one round only each calendar year. Applicants are encouraged to apply after they have all relevant material and information, including grades from recent studies and the outcome of any submissions of publications or proposals to journals or publishers.
Office for Research
Melbourne Law School
The University of Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 8344 8946
Before you apply
- Complete Melbourne Law School Research Proposal