Chapter 5: Variations to Candidature
5.4 Period of Candidature
5.4.1 PhD Candidature
As from 2000, the maximum period of PhD candidature is four years full-time (eight years part-time). The normal length of candidature is considered three and a half years full-time (seven years part-time). If the maximum period has lapsed without the submission of the thesis, the candidate may, in exceptional circumstances, be re-instated by the Research Graduate School Committee at any time within the next 36 months for examination purposes only. In other words, if a candidate finishes the thesis within 36 months after having had their candidature expire the University will make arrangements for the temporary reinstatement of enrolment so that the thesis can be recorded as submitted and under examination. Candidates should consult Monash Research Graduate School if unable to meet their submission deadline. Candidates with lapsed enrolments are unable to access the library and other student services. Library access for Monash graduates may be arranged through the Alumni for a fee of approximately $55.00 per annum.
5.4.2 100% Research Masters Candidates
Masters candidates admitted after 1 September 2000
Candidates undertaking 100% research have a maximum of two years of full-time or four years of part-time candidature.
Masters candidates admitted prior to 1 September 2000
Candidates undertaking 100% research have a maximum of three years full-time candidature (five years part-time) in which to complete the degree, however the normal length of candidature is two years full-time (four years part-time). Extensions cannot be granted beyond the maximum period of candidature.
5.4.3 66% and 75% Research Candidates
Masters candidates admitted after 1 September 2000 (66% thesis)
Full-time research candidates normally have 1½ years and part-time research candidates have 3 years to complete their 24 points of coursework and their 66% thesis.
Masters candidates admitted prior to 1 September 2000 (66% or 75% thesis)
Full-time research candidates have 1 year to complete their 16 points of coursework, and 66% research, and part-time research candidates have 2 years. Full-time research candidates undertaking a 75% research thesis have 1 year to do 12 points of coursework and their 75% thesis, part-time research candidates have 2 years. Research candidates may apply for an extension.
Scholarship recipients should discuss any Suspension/Extension requests firstly with Monash Research Graduate School staff prior to taking any action to amend their enrolment.