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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
  • On-campus at Baker Heart Research Institute - Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • On-campus at Bendigo: Full time ...

All locations

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

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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

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International 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 entry 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

International fee

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

A$46,500

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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 041047A