The University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy - Education

The University of Melbourne

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

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) indicates advanced knowledge and expertise and high-level research, conceptual and writing skills. It is a sustained piece of research and writing that examines a specific problem and, upon completion, makes a significant new contribution to knowledge. This takes the form of an 80,000 - 100,000 word thesis or combined thesis and design dissertation. The duration of the PhD program is 4 years full-time (8 years part-time for domestic students only).


4 years full-time or 8 years part-time. Candidates complete an 80,000 word PhD thesis. Candidates must present their research findings at a public completion seminar attended by their Advisory Committee.


  • Education

Standard entry requirements

  • At least a four-year honours degree with a weighted average mark of at least 75% from an Australian university, or a qualification (or combination of qualifications) considered by the RHD Committee to be equivalent
  • Evidence of research ability is that applicants are required to have completed a research project, component, subject or group of subjects that accounts for at least 25% of their work (i.e. Honours year), or 25% of one year accumulated over the length of a masters course, and which has, or have, been conducted and assessed individually. Research carried out in groups should at least have been graded individually.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville International: $176,956 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

In recent years successful applications have required an H1 (80-100%) overall grade range.

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