Our research degrees
Doctor of Philosophy
Graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) marks your admission to the community of scholars in your discipline and requires the completion of a thesis of 80,000-100,000 words on a specialised topic.
Master of Philosophy
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an internationally recognised masters degree by research and requires the completion of a thesis of 30,000-40,000 words.
Masters by research
Masters by research degrees differ from the MPhil in that they may have a coursework component, along with a shorter thesis of about 30,000 words.
Research training is a core activity of the University. Our comprehensive support will help you become a more effective researcher. We offer access to dedicated research centres, advanced research facilities, generous scholarships, unique professional development and established student support networks.
Our research community
Find out more about the University of Melbourne's research through its faculties and graduate schools and associated research programs, centres and institutes.