Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 041047A

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

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.

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.

This full-time course is also offered on-campus in the below locations:

Alfred Hospital
Baker Heart Research Institute - Alfred Hospital
Bendigo Campus
Box Hill Hospital
Howard Florey Institute
Malaysia Campus
Mental Health Research Institute
Monash Medical Centre
Moe Campus
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Notting Hill Campus
Peter Maccallum Cancer Institute
South Bank Campus
St Vincent's Institute
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Macfarlane Burnet Inst For Med Res & Public Health - Alfred

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
48,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 3 years
Read more3 - 4 years

Full time
Peninsula Campus
Moorooduc Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3199
Australia
48,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 3 years
Read more3 - 4 years

Full time
Caulfield campus
900 Dandenong Road
Melbourne Victoria 3145
Australia
48,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 3 years
Read more3 - 4 years

Full time
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia
48,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 3 years
Read more3-4 years (full time)

Self study / online (without attendance)
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia

Entry criteria

The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD enrolment are:

a bachelor's degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field;
a course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field;
a master's degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners' reports will be taken into account; or
have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 550+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 79 + Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 + communicative score 50

Cambridge English: 176 + no skill below 169

Address

Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia
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