Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 041048M

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Monash University has a proud tradition of research excellence, and is committed to providing the highest quality of graduate research education. By undertaking your graduate studies at Monash, you will have the opportunity to be part of our stimulating, supportive and professional research environment. You will also gain a genuine competitive advantage going into the workforce.

Monash Pharmacy produces research that is highly regarded within Australia and worldwide. We have established a strong reputation with industry, both nationally and internationally, and act as a resource for industry and research institutes involved in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. PhD graduates are employed in many areas including the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, biomedical and chemical industry, research institutes, government and military sectors.

A PhD in Pharmacy takes the form of 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. You will also undertake a series of professional development activities or coursework units that equip you with the skills needed to make an impact in academia, industry, government or the wider community. Your study will result in a research thesis which makes a valuable contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic.

Additional activities in our program that will enhance your research experience include:

(i) An additional Research Experience (one or more of the following):

Rotation program – take part in research rotations before you select your project and supervisor
Interdisciplinary Researcher program – gain expertise in two or more areas
Placement program – spend an extended period outside of Monash with a collaborating group
Joint Award PhD program – gain a dual badged PhD with at least one year at either The University of Nottingham or The University of Warwick, UK.

(ii) An Advanced Course in Drug Discovery and Development - provides students with a heightened exposure to the broad scope of drug discovery and development.

A PhD in pharmacy requires you to complete a research thesis (or alternative approved output) of no more than 80,000 words. Research programs are offered in:

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

As well as the research component, you will also 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 to support you in your future career.

The PhD program is offered to elite applicants with high academic standing, normally a Master's degree or an honours degree at H1 or H2A level in a relevant discipline.

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

Malaysia Campus

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
46,100 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
24 Jul 2023
3 years
Read more3 - 4 years

Full time
Parkville Campus
381 Royal Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3052
Australia
46,100 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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