Welcome to Arts Research Graduate School

Established in 2001, the Arts Research Graduate School signals the Faculty’s commitment to providing graduate research education of the highest quality and a stimulating, supportive and professional environment for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates.

A range of different graduate research degrees are available including a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).  All our degrees involve the independent investigation of a research problem or topic that will make a significant contribution to the field of study. Students in our graduate research programs are supported by a minimum of two supervisors for the duration of their degree.

We are one of the largest Arts faculties in Australia, and have the capacity to supervise the broadest range of topics in the humanities, social sciences, music and theatre. Our programs are divided into seven fields of research.

Our researchers have distinguished themselves on national and international levels as leading commentators, theorists and critics in a wide range of research areas. You’ll benefit from their wealth of experience, knowledge and global networks   Research undertaken by candidates for the Masters and PhD is an important part of the University’s research effort and contributes significantly to Monash’s national and international reputation as a premier research institution. We are very proud of our HDR students’ achievements and their contributions to human knowledge.

Our students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of academic, professional development and collegial activities that take place within the Faculty and the University. There are significant career development and research training opportunities available to our research students including opportunities to participate in staff-led research projects competing for external funding from bodies such as the Australian Research Council. We help students prepare for a broad range of careers by focusing on the acquisition of skills and knowledge for collaborating with other researchers, managing projects and tasks, developing professional networks and instigating social change.

We look forward to welcoming you warmly to a productive and collegial environment and hope that you will have a rewarding and successful graduate student experience.

Professor Rita Wilson
Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (Graduate Research)