PhD Studies in Emergency Health


The Department of Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice (DCEHPP) at Monash University, offers the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree. This degree combines coursework (up to 30%) with research (thesis or publications 70 - 100%) and is ideal for paramedics and emergency care clinicians seeking advanced research skills and who wish to make a substantial impact to their discipline. The Australian Government's Research Training Scheme (RTS) covers course fees for research candidates who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents for the specified duration of their course.

The PhD degree can be completed full or part time, and tailored to suit your employment obligations. Students work with their choice of academic supervisor. Work included in thesis and coursework components must be completed during the period of enrolment in the degree. Most students would complete the PhD over 3 years full time or 6 years part time, although shorter time periods are not uncommon.


Enrolment in the PhD research degree can occur at any time during the year.

How to apply

Eligible students must hold an honours degree or equivalent. A pathway has been created for eligible students without these pre-requisites. One of the requirements is that there are department staff who are interested in supervising your degree. Review the staff research profiles to determine which staff may be suitable and arrange for a time to have a discussion with potential supervisors. Find out how to apply to begin your research at Monash.

If you need more information on Monash research degree scholarships, grants and how to apply, contact MIGR online.