Higher Degrees by Research Courses

Postgraduate degrees which mainly involve research are called higher degrees by research (HDR). At least two thirds of the work (or 'student load') in the program must be research to qualify as an HDR.

Our research programs

We offer four higher degrees by research:

We also offer one higher doctorate degree:

How to apply

1. Develop your research proposal.

2. Use the online form to submit your application.


Monash Institute of Graduate Research
Phone: (+ 61 3) 9905 1538.
Email: research.degrees@monash.edu

When to submit

You can generally apply for research degrees at any time during the year. However if you're an applicant for the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), please contact the Law HDR Coordinator to coordinate your commencement date.