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Science, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

By undertaking a PhD in Science, you will become a member of a dynamic community of scholars committed to innovation and discovery and contribute to the advancement of knowledge within your area of expertise. Monash Science PhD graduates are highly employable, with many pursuing careers in academia and industry around the world.

The programme

A PhD in Science 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 or alternative approved output, which makes a valuable contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Start date: Throughout the year
    • Deadline: Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Duration: 3-4 years (full time)

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Your study will result in a research thesis (or alternative approved output) of no more than 80,000 words. The PhD research project should be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within three years equivalent full-time study, with students expected to complete their degree within four years of equivalent full-time study. The PhD program may be undertaken in the principal areas of research on offer, including:

  • Biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth sciences
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Astronomical sciences
  • Physics

In addition to 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 and support you in your future career.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    91

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS Course Code: 003925G
  • 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.
  • Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University.
  • Honours bachelor degree (IIA or above) or equivalent with a major study in the same or related discipline/field of study or a master degree with a significant research component

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44500 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Under the RTP, domestic students are awarded an RTP Fees Offset which exempts them from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course.

Funding

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course.

  • Sir John Monash Scholarship Program
  • Merit (academic achievement) scholarships
  • Merit and equity scholarships
  • Equity (disadvantage) scholarships
  • Indigenous scholarships
  • International student scholarships
  • Honours year scholarships
  • Postgraduate scholarships
  • Accommodation scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Monash College scholarships
  • Research scholarships
  • External scholarships

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