Philosophy - 2603


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.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • Multi-modal at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
  • 2 years (full time)
  • 4 years (part time)
Start date
Throughout the year
Master of Philosophy
Course Handbook

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) is a truly multi-disciplinary research organisation and one of the leading injury prevention research centres in the world. Based at the Clayton Campus of Monash University, MUARC has well established links with a large number of Monash faculties. Indeed one of the defining features of research at MUARC is that it reaches across traditional discipline boundaries.

Study areas

Research Areas

Injury prevention is a convergence of many disciplines including: Biomechanics; Biostatistics; Computer science; Econometrics; Education; Engineering; Epidemiology; Health economics; Human factors; Industrial ergonomics; Medicine; Nursing; Psychology; Public health; and Statistics. With specialists  across these diverse research areas, MUARC is involved in every step of the injury prevention cycle from problem identification and analysis to program evaluation and community engagement.

Career opportunities

MUARC graduates move into successful careers in injury prevention in industry, government and research centres. Our candidates contribute to the reduction in road fatalities, play a role in workplace safety and improve home and recreational safety.

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.