Graduate Research

Melbourne School of Design has an international reputation for excellence in graduate research. Our researchers are experienced scholars, leading debate and engaging with industry, policy-makers and the community towards real-world outcomes.

Master of Philosophy

An internationally recognised masters (by research) degree, advancing our student’s skills in conducting independent and sustained research. The thesis, undertaken as a full dissertation or combined with a design project, demonstrates a critical application of specialist knowledge and makes an independent contribution to existing scholarship.

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Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) indicates advanced knowledge and expertise and high-level research, conceptual and writing skills. It is a sustained piece of research and writing that examines a specific problem and, upon completion, makes a significant new contribution to knowledge.

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