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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Doctorate/PhD

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is renowned for the quality and impact of its research. By undertaking your graduate studies at Monash University, you will have the opportunity to be a part of this proud tradition of research excellence. Monash is committed to providing the highest quality of graduate research education in a stimulating, supportive and professional environment.

A PhD is undertaken through the Monash Doctoral Program – a PhD for the 21st century. At the core of the program is an extensive, independent research project on an agreed chosen topic, supported by at least two expert academic supervisors. This research component is enhanced by professional development activities or coursework units that provide you with the skills required to make an impact in academia, industry, government or the wider community. Your study will result in a research thesis or alternative approved output, which makes a valuable contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Baker Heart Research Institute - Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
  • On-...

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On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
On-campus at Baker Heart Research Institute - Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
On-campus at Bendigo: Full time & part time
On-campus at Box Hill Hospital: Full time & part time
On-campus at Macfarlane Burnet Inst For Med Res & Public Health - Alfred: Full time & part time
On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
On-campus at Howard Florey Institute - Parkville: Full time & part time
On-campus at Hudson Institute of Medical Research: Full time & part time
On-campus at Malaysia: Full time & part time
On-campus at Mental Health Research Institute - Parkville: Full time & part time
On-campus at Monash Medical Centre - Clayton: Full time & part time
On-campus at Moe (school Of Rural Health Only): Full time & part time
On-campus at Murdoch Children's Research Institute - Parkville: Full time & part time
On-campus at Notting Hill: Full time & part time
On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
On-campus at Peter Maccallum Cancer Institute - East Melbourne: Full time & part time
On-campus at Southbank (department Of Forensic Medicine Only): Full time & part time
On-campus at St Vincent's Institute - Fitzroy: Full time & part time
On-campus at The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute Of Medical Research - Parkville: Full time & part time
Off-campus: Full time & part time
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Duration 3-4 years (full time),
6-8 years (part-time)
Start date Throughout the year
Qualification Doctor of Philosophy
Course Handbook

The Doctor of Philosophy may be undertaken in any Monash research area and strength. Your degree will consist of a research thesis of no more than 80,000 words (or alternative approved output), conducted under the direct supervision of academic staff. The work undertaken as part of this research degree must constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study of direct concern to the faculty, and must demonstrate your capacity to undertake independent research.
Along with the research component of the program, you will also be required to complete a series of professional development activities or coursework units relevant to your chosen research focus. These activities are designed to provide you with the skills needed to develop your professional skills and prepare you for a career beyond your degree.

Career opportunities

On completion of the program you will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of relevant research techniques in your field through a review of the relevant literature. You will demonstrate your ability, under supervision to apply these techniques to your chosen field of study. You will be able to present high-quality written work suitable for publication in appropriate scholarly journals, and be able to critically evaluate both your own and others' written work in their chosen field.

Supervisor Connect

Looking to contribute to world-leading research? Browse our student research projects on Supervisor Connect and start your research journey with Monash University’s largest research faculty.

Meet Amanda

As one of our PhD students, Amadna is currently researching the effects of preterm birth on cardiac development.

Discover why she chose to complete her research here at Monash and how our doctoral program is helping prepare Amanda for her future research career.

Dr Ball is now NHMRC/National Heart Foundation of Australia Early Career Fellow at Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research.“The skills and knowledge that I gained from doing Biomed at Monash and my postgrad training undoubtedly enabled me to have a successful research career. I am proud to be a Monash Alumni." - Dr Jocasta Ball

Our Translational Research

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is the largest research faculty at Monash University. Find out how our translational research benefit patients and communities.

Katrina works with hospitals across the globe helping to start up face and hand transplant programs. She completed a PhD in Community Medicine and General Practice with a Bioethics Emphasis. “I also knew that a Monash degree would be respected internationally and that was very important due to the nature of my work.” - Katrina Bramstedt

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study.
See the Section 2.1 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

English requirements

Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
See the Section 2.2 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Research Training Program (RTP)

This course is supported by the Australian government's Research Training Program (RTP). Under the RTP, domestic students are awarded an RTP Fees Offset which exempts them from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course. This exemption is valid for up to four years for students enrolled in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research master's degree.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.