MA and PhD degrees

A new generation of research degrees

Master of Philosophy (research)
Master of Bioethics (coursework)
Doctor of Philosophy (research)

For a full list of academic staff available to supervise please see details of the Philosophy Graduate Research Program

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 program to see who has expertise in area in which you’re hoping to work.

I think Monash is for me. What now?

If you want to apply for a Research degree (MA or PhD) in Philosophy at Monash, please contact Program Director  Graham Oppy and Program Coordinator Monima Chadha, and they will guide you through the application process.