Master of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning

    • CRICOS Code: 061947K

    Course overview

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


    The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) indicates advanced knowledge and expertise and high-level research, conceptual and writing skills. It is a sustained piece of research and writing that examines a specific problem and, upon completion, makes a significant new contribution to knowledge. This takes the form of an 80,000 - 100,000-word thesis or combined thesis and design dissertation. The duration of the PhD program is 4 years full-time (8 years part-time for domestic students only).

    World-class research

    Melbourne School of Design has an international reputation for excellence in research and graduate research and as a leader in built environment and urban research. Our researchers are experienced scholars, leading debate and engaging with industry, policy-makers and the community towards real-world outcomes.

    Across our core disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, property and construction, our research focuses on the following themes: