Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Monash Sustainable Development Institute)

Monash University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079668C

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) is a world leader in sustainable development, bringing together experts from multiple fields of endeavour in world-leading interdisciplinary programs and centres of excellence. Research undertaken at MSDI has a practical or policy emphasis that is solution focused. MSDI offers you a stimulating, supportive and professional environment within which you can explore the issues relating to climate change and sustainability facing society today.

A PhD taken at the MSDI takes the form of the Monash Doctoral Program – a PhD for the 21st century. The program enables you to complete extensive, independent research on an agreed topic under the supervision of at least two expert academics, You will also undertake a series of professional development activities or coursework units that equip you with the skills needed 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.

A Doctor of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem formulated in consultation with your supervisors. You will produce a research thesis of no more than 80,000 words (or alternative approved output). Your interdisciplinary research will be undertaken on topics associated with environmental, social and economic sustainability and climate change. You will be expected to approach the research from the perspective of two or more disciplines. This precludes research that is laboratory based.

Along with the research component of the program, you will also be required to complete a series of professional development activities or coursework units relevant to your chosen research focus. These activities are designed to provide you with the skills needed to develop your professional skills and prepare you for a career beyond your degree.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
36,100 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
24 Jul 2023
3 years
Read more3 - 4 years

Full time
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia

Entry criteria

The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD enrolment are:

a bachelor's degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field;
a course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field;
a master's degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners' reports will be taken into account; or
have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 550+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 79 + Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 + communicative score 50

Cambridge English: 176 + no skill below 169

Address

Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia
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