Higher Degrees by Research

Lynne Coulson Barr, a current doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Law, has been appointed  as Victoria's first Mental Health Complaints Commissioner.   

Lisa Burton

Spotlight on HDR candidates

Lisa Burton

Lisa Burton is completing her PhD with the assistance of an Australian Postgraduate Award. She has also been awarded PhD candidate awarded an Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship from the Federal Government. Read more.

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Postgraduate Research Degrees

Expression of Interest

Applications for the PhD, SJD, and M.Phil are required to submit their Expression of Interest to the Faculty of Law for preliminary assessment before being invited to apply for admission.

SJD applicants can view current timetable of LLM coursework units for their coursework component.

Higher Doctorate Degree

You need to submit a research proposal with your HDR course application

HDR scholarships and grants

Opportunities for postgraduate research scholarships are available for eligible applicants:

Grants are available for enrolled HDR candidates in the Faculty of Law:

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