Pathways to Graduate Research

If your highest tertiary qualification does not meet the eligibility requirements for direct admission into our graduate research degree, there are Monash pathways you could take. Completing one of these courses in a relevant specialisation and achieving the required results* will put you one step closer to a research degree with Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

*Second Class Honours Division A (HIIA; 70% or higher) is required for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Upper Second Class Honours Division B (Upper HIIB; 65% or higher) is required for Master by Research. See Monash Grades. It is expected that the required grade has been obtained both for the overall results and for the thesis/research project.


Graduate Diploma of Health and Science Research

Course code: M5021

One year full-time only

This courses offers a pathway to higher-level research in health and science disciplines for students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree but do not have a research component

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Honours Year (4th Year Study)

One year full-time (some offer 2 years part-time study)

These are prestigious programs in medicine, nursing and health fields, aimed at helping high-achieving students acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve excellence in their future research study or career.

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Coursework Master Degree or Graduate Diploma

Multiple offerings

To meet admission eligibility for future graduate research degrees at Monash, the selected postgraduate pathway course must include a significant research component i.e. at least 25% of one full-time-equivalent year of work, including a thesis.

Some courses offer a thesis or a research project as an elective. Students who are interested in future graduate research study must map their pathway course appropriately to ensure there are sufficient research components. If unsure, consult the relevant Course Coordinator (contact details in Handbook) and/or School/Department.

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