This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1.5 years FT, 3 years PT|
The student's research master's project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within the standard duration of the degree, taking into consideration all elements, including any compulsory coursework required.
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Alfred Hospital, Box Hill Hospital, Clayton, Monash Medical Centre) |
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Box Hill Hospital, Clayton, Monash Medical Centre)
This course may be undertaken at approved off-site locations.
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3443|
The Master of Surgery is a research degree offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Candidature 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 knowledge and understanding of the chosen discipline by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. Candidates are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.
Successful completion of the program will signify that the candidate has successfully completed a course of postgraduate training in research under academic supervision, and has submitted a thesis that the examiners declare to be a contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the candidate's capacity to carry out independent research.
Candidates will also be able to:
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.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook/masters/).
This course consists of a research and thesis component.
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
(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. The thesis should embody the results of the candidate's investigation, which demonstrates independence of thought and the candidate's ability to carry out research in that discipline. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished work may be permitted.
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.
Master of Surgery