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What will I learn?

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. Indeed, one of the defining features of research at MUARC is that it reaches across traditional discipline boundaries.

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.

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

A PhD taken at MUARC requires you to complete a research (or alternative approved output) of no more than 80,000 words. Along with 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 to support you in your future career.

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.

Which department am I in?

Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)

CRICOS

041042F

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,600.00 (23,07,692) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,

MONASH UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,600.00 (23,07,692) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD enrolment are: a bachelor's degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field; a course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field; a master's degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners' reports will be taken into account; or have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.

For international students

The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD enrolment are:

a bachelor's degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field;
a course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field;
a master's degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners' reports will be taken into account; or
have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 550+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 79 + Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 + communicative score 50

Cambridge English: 176 + no skill below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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