School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Bldg 11, Victoria 3800. Australia
The PhD in Linguistics is currently awarded on the basis of a thesis between 60,000 and 100,000 words
or 180–300 pages in length; there is no mandatory coursework, though attendance at one or another unit
may be recommended. A PhD normally takes three and half to four years of full-time study. A maximum
of eight years part-time study is permitted.
Applicants for direct admission to PhD are normally expected to already have a Master’s degree in
Linguistics or some related area passed at the level of Distinction. The applicant must also be able to
show a grade of Distinction or better for a thesis of at least 10,000 words written at Undergraduate
Honours or MA level. Applicants with demonstrable (relevant) postgraduate work experience or
academic achievement can – if they satisfy the entry conditions – apply for PhD candidature.
If you satisfy these conditions and are interested in applying for PhD candidature in the Linguistics
Program at Monash University you can complete this form which will allow us to determine whether or not
we can supervise the thesis you propose to write and so recommend you to go ahead and make an
official application for PhD candidature or to inquire elsewhere.
Fill out the form below and send this whole document as an email attachment to
lingPGresearch@arts.monash.edu.au (if you find attaching this form impossible, paste the contents of
this document into the body of the email message). In the email subject line write: PhD Inquiry
Statement of relevant
qualifications and where
awarded (you will be
required to prove these
when making an official
Title for your proposed
Below this line write detailed research proposal of at least 1,000 words which should include an
account of the methodology you intend to use in the research. There are useful guidelines to be
found at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/research/apply/guidelines.html.