Our Program

In our Program, we focus on the important role of the discipline-based programs providing expert supervision toGroup2-150x150 students through a structured induction into postgraduate life, an emphasis on the research skills training necessary to achieve research success and the successful launch of professional careers for all our graduates. We focus on building and sustaining our graduate research community through cohort activities which bring together students and academics and support the intellectual and professional development of all our postgraduates. We offer a range of Higher Degree Research programs, including masters and PhD by research. Our Program adopts an active and supportive approach to research candidature which supports graduate students throughout their studies and beyond.

Our constituent disciplines have a long and distinguished history in the delivery of excellent higher degree by research education. The Program encompasses a range of disciplines including Anthropology,  Criminology, Women’s and Gender Studies, Politics and International Relations, Human Geography and Sociology situated in the School of Social Sciences. We offer excellence and innovation in graduate research education and provide the conditions necessary to support and facilitate the timely and effective completion of a research project (the thesis) and the acquisition of a suite of professional and transferable skills within and alongside the candidature experience. 


Each student has access to financial support for fieldwork and/or key conference travel provided by Monash Graduate Research.  Additional financial support is provided by the Faculty of Arts. A range of resources focused on writing support and successful publication strategies are also available run by senior academics.