Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) / Master of Biomedical Science

Students wishing to complete advanced research training should enrol for either a Research Masters or PhD degree. The prerequisite for enrolment in these programs is an Honours degree HIIA or above, or equivalent.

Introduced in 2015, the new Monash Doctoral Program includes a coursework or professional development component, setting the Monash PhD apart from all other Australian PhDs. There are seven different programs available across the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and students can tailor their program to suit their individual needs.

The duration of full-time PhD candidature is 2–4 years.  Typically, a PhD candidate holds a scholarship, which provides support for a maximum of 3.5 years. Thesis assessment is made by examiners external to the department in which you are studying, selected because of their expertise in the candidate’s field of research.

Applications for PhD and Masters can be made any time throughout the year.  It is essential to have obtained a supervisor before commencing the application process. Scholarship applications generally close on 31 October and 31 May each year, so make sure you check the Monash University website well in advance for these details.

Application forms are available through the Monash University website:

There may be departmental scholarships available. Contact individual supervisors for details of these. Information regarding scholarships is available through the Monash University website:

For further information contact Ms Victoria Kasapidis, SCS Postgraduate Administration Officer (email: