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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.

This degree offers the opportunity to undertake supervised research at the world #2 for pharmacy and pharmacology. Please note that this is not the coursework Master of Pharmaceutical Science, P6005. The course listing for that degree can be found here:Pharmaceutical Science - P6005

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Parkville: Full time & part time
2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date
Throughout the year
Master of Philosophy
Course Handbook

Monash's Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is internationally renowned as a key research centre. It is home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the largest and most experienced group of pharmaceutical scientists in Australia. The faculty's research students have access to dedicated research buildings, modern laboratories, an extensive library and first-rate research equipment.

The faculty offers research programs in the areas of

  • Drug candidate optimisation
  • Drug discovery biology
  • Drug discovery, disposition and dynamics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Medicine use and safety

Research students are supervised by leading international experts in the field, and the research conducted is highly regarded within Australia and internationally.The faculty has established a strong reputation with industry, both nationally and internationally, and acts as a resource for industry and research institutes involved in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic 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 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


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.


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.