La Trobe University

Doctor of Philosophy


Start dates
Anytime 2018
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. A PhD thesis should not exceed 100,000 words.

Our academics work closely with a number of research centres, some of which are based within the faculty or University. For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit our website

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10.

Entry requirements


Master’s or Honours degree of at least H2A standard, with dissertation demonstrating ability to undertake research at doctoral
level, or equivalent qualifications and/or demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications.

Career outcomes

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.


We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Our researchers

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Fees and costs

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

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