Philosophy - 3438


Research master degree

Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster, or improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage.

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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 Berwick: 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 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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  • 2 years (full time)
Start date Throughout the year
Qualification Master of Philosophy
Course Handbook

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a university-wide master by research degree. In the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences the MPhil may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the faculty. Students will be required to conduct a prescribed program of research under direct supervision of a member of the academic staff. The supervisor, in consultation with the candidate, is responsible for developing the research program to be followed by the candidate and for reporting at regular intervals on the candidate's progress. The MPhil requires the candidate to submit a thesis which may include published work directly relevant to the argument of the thesis, provided such work has been written during the period of candidature and has not been presented for any other degree or diploma at this university of any other institution.

Career opportunities

Students who have completed the course will demonstrate a thorough understanding of relevant research techniques in their field through a review of the relevant literature. They will demonstrate their ability, under supervision to apply relevant research techniques to their chosen field of study. Students will be able to present high-quality written work suitable for publication in appropriate scholarly journals, and be able to critically evaluate both their own and others' written work in their chosen field.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


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


International fee

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



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Other costs and fees

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

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: 047818C