The University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00116K

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a higher-level research degree that requires advanced research, conceptual and writing skills. Working under the guidance of academic supervisors, PhD candidates produce advanced knowledge and expertise by conducting independent and sustained research that examines a specific problem, issue or topic. The thesis is undertaken as a full dissertation or combined with a creative project and needs to demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge that makes an independent contribution to existing scholarship.


The PhD is undertaken for up to 4 years (full-time equivalent) or up to 8 years (part-time). Produces a thesis of 80,000-100,000 words, or a suite of creative works supported by a dissertation of 40,000-100,000 words, developed under supervision and representing an original and substantial contribution to knowledge.


  • Architecture, Building and Planning

Standard entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have been awarded at least a Masters by Research degree or a Masters by Coursework degree (with a 25% research component) or a four-year Bachelor with Honours degree. Applicants should have achieved an overall H1 (80-100%) or H2A (75-79%) equivalent to grades received at an Australian university, in the relevant honours or masters degree. (Minimum level of academic achievement)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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