- 2018


Postgraduate research area

Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Dr Alice Gaby

Contact details

Graduate Research at Monash ArtsGraduate Research at Monash Arts (http://future.arts.monash.edu/graduate-research/)

Monash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics programMonash Linguistics and Applied Linguistics program (http://future.arts.monash.edu/graduate-research/linguistics-and-applied-linguistics/)

Monash Doctoral ProgramMonash Doctoral Program (https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/phd)



This program provides doctoral (PhD) students with the opportunity to develop expertise in their chosen discipline through the completion of a supervised research project.

Each student is also supported through a development program aimed at building the knowledge, skills and abilities that will help them to become more effective researchers, and develop general professional skills of value to prospective employers in academia, industry, government and the broader community.

This program is offered by the Arts Research Graduate School, and is also applicable to students studying externally.

Program requirements

All PhD students will be required to undertake compulsory training in the following areas:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
  • Research Integrity (online)
  • faculty induction, including occupational health and safety (where required)
  • professional development as part of the Monash Doctoral Program.

Professional development component

Students must, in consultation with their supervisor(s), satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 hours of graduate research professional development activities offered or recognised by the University:

  • 60 hours (minimum) of professional development activities offered or recognised from the 'Excellence in research and teaching' category
  • 60 hours (minimum) of professional development activities offered or recognised from the 'Professionalism, innovation and career' category.

Students will discuss with their supervisors which optional activities best suit their interests and area of study and complete any mandated activities. Students are required to update their supervisors on their progress toward achieving the required hours of professional development activities.

Students may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their enrolment.

For detailed information about the options available in this PhD program, visit the Monash Doctoral ProgramMonash Doctoral Program (http://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/phd) webpage.

Relevant courses

0020 Doctor of Philosophy