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The Department of Microbiology welcomes both local and international inquiries about postgraduate research studies in any of the highly active research groups within the department. Each of the groups are regarded as research strengths of the university. PhD. scholarships may be available for prospective students with excellent academic records. Both fee and stipend scholarships may be available for international students. For further information please contact Priscilla Johanesen as soon as possible
- the types of postgraduate study that can be undertaken in the department.
- the necessary prerequisites for undertaking postgraduate study.
- scholarships available to support postgraduate study.
- links to sites which may be useful in the scholarship application procedure.
If you are not already familiar with the research undertaken in the Department it is recommended that you visit our Current Research Interests page. It is an important part of any application process that you identify a potential supervisor for your studies. Project details should be discussed with a potential supervisor before commencing an application to undertake postgraduate studies in the department.
Postgraduate Studies: Masters and PhD
Suitably qualified graduates in Microbiology or related subjects may proceed to a postgraduate degree, either a Master of Biomedical Science or Doctor of Philosophy. Normally those who have obtained a Bachelor degree with Honours Class I or IIA, or have qualifications considered equivalent are eligible for enrolment in these programs. Candidates may hold a scholarship or may receive financial support from some other source.
Interested students should contact the Departmental Co-ordinator for Graduate Matters for further information.
Dr Priscilla Johanesen
Tel: +61 3 9902 9153
Fax: +61 3 9902 9222
PhD studies in Microbiology
Students wishing to complete a PhD in Microbiology are enrolled through the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
The PhD is completed entirely by laboratory research and is assessed by thesis. The assessment is made by examiners external to the department, and selected because of their expertise in the field of research chosen by the candidate.
The duration of full-time candidature is between 24 months minimum and 48 months maximum. Under normal circumstances, the candidate holds a scholarship which provides support for a maximum of 3.5 years. The degree is usually undertaken full-time but there are provisions for part-time candidates.
Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents
- Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
- Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry)(APA(I))
- Monash Graduate Award (MGS)
The application forms are availableat end of August. The closing date for applications is the 31st of October.
- International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
- Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (MIPRS)
The closing date for applications is the 31st of October.