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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titlePhDMAI
CRICOS code046124G
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Professor Marika Vicziany


The PhD (MAI) is offered by the Monash Asia Institute. This course provides postgraduate students with a unique opportunity to undertake doctoral research in cross-disciplinary areas. The institute is able to do this due to its close relationship with the 10 faculties of the University on all its campuses in Australia and overseas. Joint supervision across disciplines allows students to maximise their access to academic specialists.


The degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Monash Asia Institute is a 100 per cent research program. Candidates will be required to submit a thesis on a topic decided in consultation with staff in the student's chosen discipline. Expert academic supervision is available in a diverse number of disciplines including South East Asian studies, anthropology, economics, nutrition and health, Japanese studies, Indian studies, terrorism, international politics, religion and Islam.


Doctor of Philosophy