Clinical Research - M6028

Clinical Research

Expert master degree

Undertaking the Master of Clinical Research at Monash University, a Group of Eight University and one that is ranked in the Top 100 Universities worldwide, will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the broad domain of clinical research and a postgraduate qualification that is recognised around the world.

Our course is offered by Public Health and Preventive Medicine, primarily co-located with fellow members at the Alfred Precinct, one of Australia's largest and best supported applied research environments. The first of its kind in Victoria, it facilitates the development of a range of analytical and communication skills necessary to work in the broad domain of clinical  
research and practice.

The program will enable you to develop a detailed understanding of biostatistics, epidemiology, data management, clinical trials, clinical measurement, ethical practice, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and critical appraisal of the scientific literature for application in research and clinical practice.

To ensure depth of understanding, as well as providing you with a valuable opportunity to innovate within your particular fields, you will have the option to develop your own research protocol and undertake a clinical epidemiological project.

The course structure and flexibility assists you to extend, integrate and apply your core knowledge and skills with depth across the broad domain of clinical practice and research, something that students want in a highly competitive industry and employers have identified as important.

Taught by some of Australia’s leading clinical academics, the curriculum is designed for students seeking to balance the demands of a busy workflow with the need to engage in further professional development.

Structured around a mixture of online educational delivery and face-to-face block days, the course provides you with a level of detailed engagement that is also flexible. Block days are delivered at the Monash campus located at The Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital in inner-city Melbourne.

You can undertake this course full-time or part-time. Assessment is based on written assignments, examinations, class participation, web-based tasks and the optional supervised research project.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
Note:

IMPORTANT:   This course is only available to international students in ‘on-campus’ mode.  Please note that ‘on-campus’ mode comprises a mix of online learning and on-site teaching.

For most units, the majority of contact hours are facilitated through the University’s online learning platform, with additional face-to-face contact during designated study days at Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in Melbourne.

Duration
  • 1.5 years (full time)
  • 3 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification
Master of Clinical Research
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Entry Level 1:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the Faculty and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

OR

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with a research Honours, or a medical degree or a Monash University Bachelor of Public Health Science degree; with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the Faculty.

Entry Level 2:
Duration: 1.0 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian Master of Philosophy or PhD or doctoral degree or AQF level 9 qualifications (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

OR

An Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience and Part 1 of a specialist medical training program or current Fellowship of a specialist medical college recognised by the Medical Board of Australia and current registration with AHPRA or a satisfactory substitute that the Faculty considers to be equivalent.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the Assessments/written submission before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6028

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6028

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Applications

When online applications close, domestic applicants should apply directly to the department via our Direct Application Form available on our website.

Self assess for credit eligibility

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

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$29,000

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.