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Doctorate (PhD)

The Melbourne Business School's five-year doctoral program in economics is the leading PhD program in the region and sit…
Entry Requirements
Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics (DR-PHILBE)

The following are minimum entry requirements and do not guarantee entry:

  1. In order to be considered for entry, you must have completed:
    • a four-year bachelor degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% (80% for Economics) in the final year subjects or (University of Melbourne) equivalent, or
    • a masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent, or
    • a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent.
      • For Economics, the masters must be a two-year degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study with a minimum weighted average of 75% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent and a minimum weighted average mark of H1 (80-100%) across all second year subjects.

    and

    • a research proposal (except for applicants in the disciplines of Accounting, Economics, Finance, the Melbourne Institute);
    • a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course;
    • referee reports (except for applicants who have graduated from the University of Melbourne within the last 5 years); and
    • the endorsement of a prospective supervisor (only required for applicants in Actuarial Studies).

    Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

  2. In selecting applicants, the selection committee will consider applicants:
    • prior academic performance, and if relevant, professional qualifications;
    • understanding of the research question to be explored;
    • the results of a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) completed within the last 5 years;
    • performance at an interview;
    • motivation and capacity to complete the course in a timely manner;
    • relevant prior research and/or professional experience; and
    • the referee reports.
  3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
  4. You are required to satisfy the University's English language requirements for graduate courses. The minimum English language requirements for this course are: Band 7
Core participation requirements

All PhD candidates are required to complete the equivalent of at least 12 months full-time (24 months part-time) advanced study and research in the University unless studying at an outside institution approved by the Research Higher Degrees Committee (RHDC). The RHDC will not approve entirely distance supervision or entirely on-line supervision for research higher degree students.

Throughout your candidature you are expected to attend the University in order to benefit from planning, conducting and writing up your research within a University community and environment.

The residency requirement is deemed especially important during the period of probationary candidature. During probationary candidature you are expected to interact on a regular basis with the supervisor, the department (including staff and other research students) and the University, so as:

  • to build the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out the proposed research program
  • to acquire an understandi
Duration
5 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
83.30%

Doctorate (PhD)

Monash is committed to providing the highest quality of graduate research education in a stimulating, supportive and …

Entry 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.
See the Section 2.1 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

English requirements

Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
See the Section 2.2 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Intake Months
Mar, Aug
Duration
5 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
81.10%

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