PhD

Law

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:4 years
Foreign:$ 25.8k / 1 Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:586

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Monash University has a proud tradition of research excellence, and is committed to providing the highest quality of graduate research education.  By undertaking your graduate studies at Monash, you will have the opportunity to be part of our stimulating and supportive and professional research environment.

Monash Law delivers diverse and innovative opportunities to undertake high quality and cross-disciplinary legal research ...

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A PhD in Law takes the form of the Monash Doctoral Program – a PhD for the 21st century. At the core of the program is an extensive, independent research project on an agreed chosen topic, supported by at least two expert academic supervisors. Your study will result in a research thesis or alternative approved output, which makes a valuable contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic. The research component is enhanced by professional development activities that provide you with the skills required to make an impact in academia, industry, government or the wider community.

A PhD in Law requires you to complete a research thesis of up to 80,000 words (or alternative approved outputs), which must be of a standard comparable to the legal writings found in scholarly law journals. The thesis must demonstrate an ability to undertake independent research and to analyse and synthesise legal concepts.

The Doctor of Philosophy program may be undertaken in any area of research, including:

  • Commercial law
  • Comparative law
  • Criminal law
  • Administrative law
  • eLaw
  • Family law
  • Health law
  • Human rights law
  • Environmental law
  • Equity and property law
  • Intellectual property law
  • International trade law
  • Public law
  • Torts

The staff expertise webpage has an extensive list of the current research areas within Monash Law.

As well as the research component, you will also complete a series of professional development activities or coursework units relevant to your chosen research focus. These activities are designed to provide you with the skills needed to develop your professional skills to support you in your future career.

  • A Bachelors degree with honours with a grade of H1 or H2A, or an equivalent qualification considered appropriate by the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research.
  • IELTS 7 with 7 for written module; TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 5; or a computer-based TOEFL 250 with an Essay Rating (ER) of 5
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