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Monash University Accident Research Centre, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
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. 
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Overview

A PhD taken at MUARC 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.

Career opportunities

MUARC PhD candidates have moved into successful careers in injury prevention in industry, government and research centres. Our candidates contribute to:

  • the reduction in road fatalities and improved transport systems
  • the development of systems that improve workplace safety
  • initiatives to build community resilience for emergency and disaster settings
  • research that enhances patient recovery from injury
  • programs to reduce the risk of injury for vulnerable members of the community at home and play
  • injury prevention in developing countries and
  • prevention and improved response to child injuries.

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Specialists with expertise across diverse research areas means MUARC is involved in every step of the injury prevention cycle, from problem identification and analysis to program evaluation and community engagement. 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
  • Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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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: 041042F
  • 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

    41200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41200 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. 

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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