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3379

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleMPhil
CRICOS code046125G
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3379
Contact details

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Coordinator Email: research@law.monash.edu.au Telephone: + 61 3 9905 3342

Course coordinator

Associate Professor John Duns

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Candidature in a Master of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the candidate. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the discipline in which the candidate is enrolled by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. Candidates are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will signify that the candidate has successfully completed a course of research training and has satisfied the examiners that they can carry out a research project and critically analyse the results.

Candidature rules

For all candidature rules and other important information for candidates refer to the Handbook for Research Master's DegreesHandbook for Research Master's Degrees (http://www.monash.edu/migr/research-degrees/handbook/masters).

Structure

This course consists of a research and thesis component.

Areas of research

This course may be undertaken in any area of research offered by the Faculty of Law. The current principal research areas cover:

  • administrative law and regulation
  • commercial law
  • comparative law
  • constitutional law
  • construction law
  • courts
  • corporations law
  • criminal law
  • e-commerce and information technology
  • environment law
  • equity
  • evidence
  • family law
  • gender and law
  • health law
  • human rights law
  • intellectual property law
  • international law
  • labour and employment law
  • legal education
  • legal history
  • legal practice
  • legal theory
  • litigation and dispute resolution
  • privacy law
  • property law
  • superannuation law
  • taxation law
  • torts
  • trusts
  • venture capital law

Requirements

Candidates must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(a) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the candidate's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty; and

(b) submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 50,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished work may be permitted.

Progression to further studies

Students may apply to upgrade to PhD candidature after a defined period (usually 9-12 months candidature, full-time or equivalent), provided that satisfactory progress has been made and certain conditions are met.

Award(s)

Master of Philosophy