Entry-level requirements for graduate courses

If you're thinking of graduate study, this table outlines the qualification requirements for entry into these graduate course options. See find a course for a full list of Monash graduate courses and specific entry requirements.

Course types, their duration and the qualifications required
Course typeDuration Qualifications required
Graduate certificate One semester Bachelor degree
Graduate diploma Two semesters Bachelor degree, graduate certificate or faculty certificate
Postgraduate certificate One semester Bachelor degree in same or related discipline/field of study
Postgraduate diploma Two semesters Bachelor degree or postgraduate certificate in same or related discipline/field of study
Master (Honours) Two semesters Honours bachelor degree or equivalent with a major study in the same or related discipline/field of study
Master by coursework Two semesters when entering with a relevant four-year undergraduate degree.
Three semesters when entering with a relevant three-year bachelor degree
Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent
Professional master by coursework Two semesters Bachelor degree and work experience
Master by research Up to two years See Ch 2.1 of the graduate research handbook for research masters degrees
Professional doctorate Up to four years See Ch 2.1 of the graduate research handbook for doctoral degrees
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Up to four years See Ch 2.1 of the graduate research handbook for doctoral degrees
Higher doctorate Submission of collected published works. No enrolment is required Check the admission requirements for higher doctorate degrees

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