A new generation of research degrees
Monash is proud to announce that in 2013 the MA and PhD in Philosophy will include new resources. In addition to producing a thesis, students will complete 12 points of coursework in contemporary analytic philosophy, contemporary European philosophy or bioethics. Philosophy students will also complete a range of training units in philosophical methods and thesis writing, teaching philosophy, and writing for publication. At the intellectual and social centre of our philosophical community is the weekly work-in-progress seminar in which students take turns presenting and commenting on their current research.
Breadth, depth and international reputation
The Philosophy programme is able to provide supervision for thesis projects on most topics in contemporary Anglo-analytic metaphysics, epistemology, moral and political philosophy, and logic. We are also able to supervise many projects in contemporary European philosophy, as well as in a number of specialist areas not widely represented in Australasia. These include philosophy of religion, Indian philosophy, ancient Greco-Roman philosophy, the history of medieval, early modern and Enlightenment philosophy, as well as philosophy of law.
Philosophy at Monash was ranked 2nd in Australia and 26th in the world in the QS World University Subject Rankings in 2011/12. The Leiter Report ranks Monash at 4th in Australia and New Zealand.
Is Monash the right choice for you?
The fit between your thesis topic and the research expertise of the academic staff available to supervise you is an important factor in deciding among different MA or PhD programmes. Browse the details of the staff affiliated with the Philosophy programme to see who has expertise in area in which you’re hoping to work.
I think Monash is for me. What now?
Please download and complete the pre-application form. If you have decided on staff with whom you’d like to work, email it to them and cc the Program Director, Assoc. Prof. Karen Green. Otherwise, email it to Karen who will advise further on supervision.
- The Philosophy Program offers the following graduate research courses. PhD in Philosophy MA in Philosophy (thesis and coursework) MA in Philosophy (thesis only) MA in Bioethics (thesis only) For a full list of academic staff available to supervise please see details of the Philosophy Graduate Research Program Read more
- Q: What is necessary in order to be admitted? A: Generally, admission to research degrees requires at least an H2A result in an Honours degree (or its equivalent) in Philosophy or a closely allied discipline. To be considered for a scholarship, you need an H1 result in Honours or its equivalent. Q: I’m not familiar with Australian degrees. ... Read more