Research degrees for qualified physiotherapists:

The Physiotherapy Department at Monash University, offers the Masters (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by research degrees. These degrees combine coursework (up to 30%) with research (thesis or publications 70 - 100%) and are ideal for physiotherapists seeking individualized advanced practice and research skills.  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.

Both degrees can be completed full or part time, and tailored to suit your employment obligations. Students work with their choice of academic supervisor and can contribute to the design of expert practice modules to study with field experts. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be submitted for the Masters award or converted to PhD providing the expected academic milestones are achieved.  Work included in thesis and coursework components must be completed during the period of enrolment in the degree. The minimum enrolment period for both degrees is 12 months prior to submission. Most students would complete the Masters over 1 -2 years (full time or equivalent) and the PhD over 3 years, although shorter time periods are not uncommon.

Enrolment in Masters or PhD research degrees can occur at any time during the year.

For further information, please see the Master of Philosophy page or the “PhD studies” page.

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.