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Art, Design and Architecture, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #59 (QS) ,
A PhD offered in Art, Design and Architecture takes the form of the Monash Doctoral Program. The program consists of an extensive, independent research project on an agreed topic, supported by a minimum of two expert academic supervisors. 

About

This is enhanced by professional development activities or coursework units that provide you with the skills required to make an impact in academia, industry, government or the wider community. Your study will result in a research thesis or alternative approved output, which makes a valuable contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic.

Studio research

You will develop a studio research project, with individual supervision, resulting in a body of work examined by exhibition. The material includes a written exegesis (critical explanation of the body of work) of about 30,000 words and a documented record of your visual or creative work. The final examination is usually an exhibition of visual work accompanied by the written exegesis. The works in the exhibition will not only be new but will also result in a doctoral-level contribution that has substantial cultural or material significance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Start date: Throughout the year
    • Deadline: Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Through a program of supervised research supported by coursework and professional development activities, you will emerge from this degree with an advanced level of specialist knowledge in your field. Principal fields of research for a PhD in Art, Design and Architecture include:

  • Architecture
  • Fine arts/visual arts
  • Art history and theory
  • Curatorial practice
  • Design
  • Industrial design
  • Communication design

You can choose to undertake the degree by studio research or by thesis.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    577

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.
  • Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
  • Honours bachelor degree (IIA or above) or equivalent with a major study in the same or related discipline/field of study or a master degree with a significant research component

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32900 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Under the RTP, domestic students are awarded an RTP Fees Offset which exempts them from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course. 

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course.

  • Sir John Monash Scholarship Program
  • Merit (academic achievement) scholarships
  • Merit and equity scholarships
  • Equity (disadvantage) scholarships
  • Indigenous scholarships
  • International student scholarships
  • Honours year scholarships
  • Postgraduate scholarships
  • Accommodation scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Monash College scholarships
  • Research scholarships
  • External scholarships

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