Higher Degrees By Research Programs
The Faculty of Business and Economics offers the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programs across six Departments, two Centres and at the School of Business and Economics at Gippsland
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
A PhD at Monash University enables students to complete independent research under the supervision of an expert academic/s. The research will culminate in a written thesis which offers a significant contribution to knowledge in the discipline concerned. Some PhD disciplines have a coursework component designed to assist students during the early stages of their research.
The requirements for the above programs are also outlined in an HDR Program Plan. This will include general information about the program, core coursework and training requirements. To learn more about each of the above PhD programs, visit the Program Plan page.
Students from the below disciplines who are not currently eligible for the coursework study and training programs may be given the opportunity to participate in a program at a later date. These students will undertake a 100% research-based PhD and in addition may be required to undertake up to four enabling units.
Refer to the Monash Handbook for more information about the PhD program
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
MPhil program enables students to complete independent research under the supervision of an expert academic. While it is not necessary that an MPhil thesis would make a major contribution to knowledge in the discipline area concerned (as a PhD would require), an MPhil thesis will be expected to make a contribution to an existing body of knowledge by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. The MPhil can be undertaken either as 100% research program or through a combination of research and coursework.
More information about eligiblity and application for scholarship and Candidature can be found at How to Apply
Pathways to a Research Degree
The following Business and Economics courses can serve as pathways to research degrees.
The following postgraduate coursework programs are potential research degree pathways. To facilitate this, students must construct their course to include certain units (subjects) and attain specific grades in these units, as well as undertaking a significant research component. For information on how the following courses may become pathway to research degree, please refer to: http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/apply/eligibility/equivalence/h2a/.