18 months
50800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Surgery program at Monash University is a research degree. Candidates undertake a research project under the direct supervision of a member of the academic staff.   

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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 the capacity of the candidate to carry out independent research.

Career opportunities 

Students of the  Surgery program at Monash University  who have completed the course will demonstrate a thorough understanding of relevant research techniques in their field through a review of the relevant literature. They will demonstrate their ability, under supervision to apply relevant research techniques to their chosen field of study. Students will be able to present high-quality written work suitable for publication in appropriate scholarly journals, and be able to critically evaluate both their own and others' written work in their chosen field.

Surgical research is assuming greater importance in the career development of surgeons of all specialties. Qualified surgeons wanting to expand and enhance their knowledge will benefit from this course. 

Programme Structure

Research Areas

  • Cancer & Blood Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Critical Care, Trauma & Perioperative Medicine
  • Development, Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
  • Infection, Inflammation & Immunity
  • Metabolism, Obesity & Men's Health  
  • Neurosciences & Mental Health
  • Public Health & Health Systems Improvement
  • Women's, Children's & Reproductive Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Start date: throughout the year


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS: 049254G  
  • 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.

  • See the Section 2.1 of the Graduate Research Handbooks for detailed information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50800 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • This course is supported by the Australian government's Research Training Program (RTP) (for domestics).

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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