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.
Explore research areas
Discover your graduate research options at the University of Melbourne.
Supplementary PhD Programs
Learn more about the University of Melbourne’s interdisciplinary PhD programs. These programs help to broaden your networks and enhance your career prospects.
International PhD opportunities
Discover the fully funded Joint PhD opportunities that are currently available with universities and research institutions around the world.
Interdisciplinary research programs
Explore the University’s interdisciplinary research programs for graduate researchers. Collaborations include PhD programs, institutes and centres.
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Your study experience
Discover what it's like to be a graduate researcher. Find out about University life, support services, and opportunities for skills development.
How to apply
Find out how to apply for graduate research at the University of Melbourne.
Where your research can take you
Your degree will prepare you for an academic career in research, but it can also lead to roles in the private sector, small business, government or not-for-profit organisations.