Your research options

Our graduate research degrees allow you to explore your area of interest in depth through either a:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), which 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 (MPhil), an internationally recognised masters degree by research that requires the completion of a thesis of 30,000-40,000 words; or
  • Masters by research, which may have a coursework component, along with a shorter thesis of about 30,000 words.

As a graduate researcher at the University of Melbourne, you have an array of options and opportunities available to you.

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