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Graduate Researchers FAQ
In response to COVID-19, we're continuing to adapt our operations. The current measures are highlighted on a dedicated graduate researcher FAQ site. This page will continue to be updated as new policies are put in place. The University has commenced a phased return to campus.
Accessing Arts Buildings
During this time, graduate researchers may access their office to collect essential items or equipment. The process is outlined on this page.
Commencing in your program
Plan and manage your program in the first year. The University’s Students website provides detailed information about enrolment and student complaints and grievances. For information about courses and subjects please visit the University Handbook.
Graduate research enrolment
Information on finalising your Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) and Masters by Research commencement as a Faculty of Arts Graduate Researcher along with the compulsory PhD Coursework component.
Orientation and induction
An overview of next steps once you have been accepted into a research program in the Faculty of Arts.
View frequently asked questions about PhD Coursework component requirements.
Principal dates for 2020
See here for important dates for 2020 including study periods and University of Melbourne holiday breaks.
Manage your research program
What is it like to be a researcher? Find out what you need to know about maintaining and changing your enrolment.
Confirmation and progress reports
Information about candidature milestones and the committees that advise on progress for PhD and Masters by Research students.
There are a number of variations that are applicable to students. Find out how you can make changes to your course or enrolment and view the types of variations.
Conversion and transfer
Information about what is involved in transferring from a Masters by Research to a Doctor of Philosophy.
Information on theses in Languages Other Than English (LOTE), early submission of the thesis, and grade requirements.
A guide for establishing best-practice models for Doctor of Philosophy and Masters by Research candidates, outlining student and school responsibilities.
Information about supervision meetings, external supervisions, principles for supervision and what to do if problems arise.
Course duration and completion
Information for Doctor of Philosophy and Masters by Research students on course duration and completion.
Human research ethics
Student and staff research undertaken at the University of Melbourne is governed by the Code of Conduct for Research and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.
Travel funding schemes
Want to make the most of your program? The Faculty of Arts provides scholarship opportunities to support your research travel and associated costs.
Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (GRATS)
This funding scheme provides candidates with assistance towards undertaking research-related activities that will enhance their thesis.
Arts Graduate Research International Grant (AGRIG)
This scheme aims to provide support for travel beyond 2 weeks and is essential to thesis completion.
PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme
This fieldwork grant is to support projects, which requires candidates to be situated in a field location over an extended period of time.
View your School funding allocation entitlement for the duration of your candidature. All three Faculty travel funding schemes will also require a form of contribution from your School allocation.
Resources and facilities
We want to support your learning and research. The Faculty of Arts provides a range of resources and facilities.
Outlined on this page are the facilities at School, Faculty and University levels that are available to Faculty of Arts graduate researchers.
The Faculty of Arts has teaching spaces available for ad hoc bookings by academic staff and graduate students.
We have a range of high quality equipment for loan to Faculty of Arts graduate students to help with course and subject requirements.
Video edit suites
We have several high quality editing suites available to graduate students to help with course and subject requirements. These suites must be booked.
Enrich your program
View a range of initiatives and activities of the Faculty of Arts to enhance your experience at the University.
View all the exciting activities relating to the Graduate research programs.
Faculty of Arts events
View all the exciting events relating to the Faculty of Arts.
Grant scheme engines
For more information on grant scheme engines please follow this link.
Travel overseas for credit towards your degree!
Work on campus
The Students@Work program provides on-campus employment opportunities (internships and professional roles) to current University of Melbourne students, allowing you to develop employability skills whilst enhancing connectivity and engagement with the University.
The Faculty of Arts is committed to increasing our recruitment and retention of Indigenous staff and students and believes that Indigenous Australians bring a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge and skills that will inform, enrich and fundamentally improve the Faculty.
Request a PhD listing
Confirmed Doctor of Philosophy candidates in the Faculty of Arts are invited to request a listing to appear on our centralised page of researchers.
PhD candidate listing
View our current Faculty of Arts researchers and research topics.
View the key policies that govern your research degree requirements.
Graduate Research Training Policy
The Graduate Research Training Policy (MPF1321) sets out a framework to ensure academic standards and integrity in the University's research training.
Enrolment and Timetabling Policy
The Enrolment and Timetabling Policy (MPF1294) outlines the obligations of graduate researchers for the duration of their enrolment.
Courses, Subjects, Awards and Programs Policy
The Courses, Subjects, Awards and Programs Policy (MPF1327) promotes coherent course structures, course rules and clear course completion requirements and sets clear responsibilities and accountabilities for the development, approval and review of courses and subjects.
Supervisor Eligibility and Registration Policy
The Supervisor Eligibility and Registration Policy (MPF1322) ensures the maintenance of academic standards and integrity in the eligibility criteria and appointment of supervisors of graduate research candidates.
As a student, you may experience extraordinary or unusual circumstances, or ongoing circumstances that adversely affect your academic performance. The University has policies in place to support students who are experiencing academic disadvantage.
Complaints and grievances
You may find that you need help to resolve problems that arise during your studies. Whatever the issue, the student complaints and grievances policy and procedure are designed to ensure that the problem is solved in a timely and effective manner.
Do you have questions? Find out below who can best support you throughout your candidature.
The Graduate Research Office oversees Faculty of Arts matters related to research training, and provides support to graduate researchers and their supervisors across all Schools.
Graduate research examinations
The Examinations Office oversees all thesis submission and examinations across the University.