Other research degrees

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At Monash, we nurture our researchers and their research.  So in addition to our doctoral program, we also offer a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), a range of research master's programs, and doctorates geared toward advancing professional practice.

These other research study options let you join the global conversation about the most prominent theories and ideas in your field through the independent investigation of research questions that you have formulated.

Please contact the relevant faculty directly for faculty-specific research degree information.

To find out what is you need to do to apply, have a look at our How to apply page.

Our two-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be great stepping stone into doctoral-level research, as can the vast suite of master's by research degrees we offer.

As with a PhD, completing an MPhil or master's by research degree requires you to submit a thesis for assessment. Certain disciplines may also require you to submit creative work or performance may also form part of your thesis.   Because of this, many of our MPhil and master's by research degree candidates find it possible to deepen and extend the scope of their research and transition into a four-year PhD.

Professional doctorates target the advancement of professional practice through a combination of advanced study and research. A professional doctorate will help you build professional expertise and provide you with specialist knowledge.

The research component of these degrees also provides research training which culminates in the production of a thesis that contributes new information or new ways of understanding in the field of research.

A Higher Doctorate is awarded for work that makes an original, substantial and distinguished contribution to knowledge to a faculty specific field of knowledge. It's It is of a greater academic standing than a master's by research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

Work submitted for the degree normally comprises publications that have appeared as books or papers in scholarly journals that are then presented in the form of a thesis. The degree will give you authoritative standing in your field.

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