Graduate Research

Sociology at Monash has a large cohort of postgraduate students undertaking innovative and groundbreaking research. Our graduate students are vital in our research culture and receive expert supervision while undertaking the Monash PhD and Masters Graduate Research Programs.

 Our graduate research students are enrolled in the Monash Social & Political Sciences Graduate Research Program offering targeted research training and coursework. You work with committed and active Sociology academics, delivering outstanding supervision in all areas of Sociology. Graduate students join vibrant research cohorts in our key areas of research strength: Gender, diversity, and health

We are committed to mentoring and supporting our students to pursue conference, publication and other professional opportunities throughout their candidatures and beyond.  

 Monash Sociology Alumnae talk about their graduate experience

Kate Seaar talks about postgraduate study and mentoring in Monash Sociology

Amy Dobson’s pathway from her 2010 Sociology PhD at Monash to an academic position


  • Do you want to contribute to the development of sustainable Asian cities? Are you interested in interdisciplinary research in urban water management? Engineering, Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary PhD scholarships in sustainable urban water management in developing Asian cities. Eleven (11) competitive scholarships are available to undertake full-time PhD research within the Department of Civil Engineering and the ... Read more
  • Completing a PhD at Monash was exciting and enjoyable. I was fortunate to have two very patient supervisors who offered endless support and calmly led me through my many bouts of confusion and uncertainty. The other staff in the school were also amazingly helpful and ever willing to answer questions or provide advice. Activities run ... Read more
  • The experiences and opportunities available to me during my research degree within the Centre for Population and Urban Research (CPUR) meant that when I had completed my thesis, my options for establishing a career were broader than what I had initially thought. My candidature within the School of Political and Social Inquiry (PSI) offered good ... Read more
  • During my PhD candidature, I felt part of a vibrant research culture and highly supported by my supervisors, PSI’s  academic and professional staff. I didn’t experience the sense of isolation that a lot of people speak about when recalling their PhD experiences. Instead, I felt valued and included as I worked on my thesis, and as ... Read more