Master of Philosophy - Law (By Research)

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

This program consists of the research thesis (or alternative approved outputs) and will require the completion of research training activities or coursework. It will consist of the research thesis and will require the completion of research training activities. The thesis component may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the faculty, including commercial law, comparative law, criminal law, administrative law, eLaw, family law, health law, human rights law, environmental law, equity and property law, intellectual property law, international trade law, public law and torts. It is particularly relevant to those contemplating an academic career in law. Candidates for the PhD are required to complete a thesis of up to 80,000 words which must be of a standard comparable to legal writings found in scholarly law journals. The thesis must demonstrate an ability to carry out independent research and to analyse and synthesise legal concepts. The research training component can be chosen from a range of activities throughout the candidature from the "Graduate Research Education and Development" and "Advanced Discipline Development" modules.


  • Law

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelors degree with honours with a grade of H1 or H2A, or an equivalent qualification considered appropriate by the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research

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