Why study graduate research with us?

At Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, we are committed to providing you with a learning environment like no other. By giving the world’s brightest minds access to the best technologies, we are creating a culture that supports true research excellence and gives you the opportunity to tackle global problems, save and transform lives.

Whether you are interested in a masters by research or PhD, you will have the opportunity to undertake your research in any of our internationally recognised themes, ranging from cancer and blood diseases to public health.

Our global reputation for education and research excellence ranks us in the world’s top-50 universities*.

*2022-23 US News and World Report Best Global Universities Rankings (37th) and the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (44th).

Not only will you be starting your research career at one of the top 50 universities globally, but you will also be joining a thriving research community dedicated to making an impact.

Here are five reasons why Monash should be your first choice for graduate research:

Outstanding supervisors

At the core of your research is your relationship with your supervisor. Our supervisors are accredited and provided with ongoing professional development opportunities to ensure that you receive the best quality supervision. Browse our research projects in our Supervisor Connect database today to find your supervisor.

Skills for the 21st century

Our programs offer a range of professional training opportunities to complement your research project and to ensure you are work-ready to embark on a range of careers upon completion of your degree. These include face-to-face and online professional development modules, coursework units that develop expert knowledge and other development opportunities such as industry internships.

Leading research infrastructure

Access to state-of-the-art platform facilities, including medical genomics, microscopy and biomedical imaging, through to market research and industrial design facilities that enable you to push the boundaries of human knowledge.

Global networks

Our degrees prepare you for the global workforce whether it is through an international student exchange, or simply learning alongside some of the world’s best and brightest research students and staff. We collaborate with industry, government and communities as many of our researchers are embedded clinicians with Victoria’s leading health services.

Generous scholarships and grants

We seek to support you throughout your research journey by offering a wide range of scholarships and grants that assist with living expenses, tuition fees, relocation, travel and other requirements.


  • Ranked #45 in clinical and pre-clinical and health sciences (Times Higher Education 2018)
  • Over 1,400 PhD students part of the Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences research community
  • 2,900 research staff available to support you
  • Close to 50,000 alumni from more than 90 countries across the globe