Philosophy (Creative Writing)

Doctorate/PhD

Note Please note: This information is based on the 2015 course. We are in the process of updating for 2016, and the information will be available shortly.

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At a glance

For students looking to begin study in 2016.

Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Off-campus: Full time & part time
Duration: 3-4 years (full time), 6-8 years (part time)
Start date: Throughout the year
Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing)

Information about fees

Overview

This PhD program offered in the Faculty of Arts enables you to complete extensive, independent research on your agreed chosen topic, while supported by a minimum of two academic supervisors.

This course is designed to enable candidates to engage intellectually with their creative process and to acquire professional qualifications in the area of creative writing.

As part of the research thesis requirement, you will produce a creative work of more than 35,000 words such as a novel; a group of short stories; a work of creative non-fiction; a play or group of plays; a sequence of poems; or a portfolio of works of various genres, together with a critical component that may take the form of an exegesis, a work of scholarly research or a combination of both.

You will also complete a series of research training activities or coursework to support your research focus from the Literary and cultural studies PhD program. These discipline-specific and professional development activities are designed to impart skills and knowledge that will assist you in conducting your research.

Monash Arts is renowned for innovative, engaging and high quality research in the humanities and social sciences and the Research Graduate School is committed to providing graduate research education of the highest quality in a stimulating, supportive and professional environment.

Speciality course

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy requires one of the following minimum qualifications in a relevant discipline:

  • a four year Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with a minimum overall result of H2A (a mark of 70 or above) normally with a research component in the fourth year; or
  • an Australian or New Zealand master's preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with a minimum overall result of H2A (a mark of 70 or above); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand coursework master's degree with a significant research component graded at a minimum Distinction (a mark of 70 or above), and a minimum overall result of Distinction (a mark of 70 or above); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand research master's degree with a minimum overall result of H2A (a mark of 70 or above); or
  • qualifications or experience that the Graduate Research Committee considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: 3940

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Domestic fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

Fees to be advised.

Research Training Scheme (RTS)

RTS places are available to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

For more information visit the faculty website