Pathways to PhD
See how you can start your PhD journey from an undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, a Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree.
Monash Pathway Degrees
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for direct admission into our PhD, there are Monash pathway courses you can take*.
*PhD applicants are expected to achieve a grade of 70% or higher (Distinction) for the overall results and for the thesis/research project.
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.
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.
In some cases, you can apply for a pathway study and a PhD at the same time and we can package these course offers. For example:
- English Bridging Program + PhD
- Graduate Diploma + PhD
After successfully completing your pathway study and meeting all conditions (including grades) specified in the offer letter, you can transition straight into PhD at Monash University.
For questions about the Monash pathways and packaged offers, contact the Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate Research Office, firstname.lastname@example.org