Aimed at attracting the very best research candidates, Monash Arts now offers joint PhD programs with four universities throughout Europe. Programs are available with:
- University of Bologna (Italy)
- Goethe University (Germany)
- Free University of Berlin (Germany)
- University of Warwick(UK)
The joint programmes complement Monash’s objective of building strategic global collaborations that will create opportunities for students to engage with international experts and gain valuable experience in managing research projects.
The programs offer candidates the opportunity to seek out leading supervisors, both from Monash, and from one of our partner universities. Guided by academics at both institutions candidates will benefit from the knowledge and experience of an international research community. Beyond the valuable endorsement of their research through a joint-degree, the experience offers an internationally oriented student the opportunity to integrate into the academic routine, research environment and practices of the host institution which promises revealing insights and platforms for (future) research exchanges.
Students undertake their research under the guidance of at least one supervisor from each of Monash Arts, and the partner university, spend a minimum of one year of their candidature based at the partner university, and complete a thesis to be examined jointly.
PhD candidates will benefit from being fully integrated into both universities’ academic routine and research environment, and will receive supervision from a supervisor of both institutions for the duration of their candidature. Candidates will not be charged any extra tuition fees beyond those applicable at their home university.
Students are required to meet the academic and language requirements of their chosen program, to identify a suitable supervisor from both institutions, and to collaboratively develop their research proposal in consultation with both institutions. Students must also ensure they have adequate funding support to cover any costs associated with participating in the program.