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Research - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Science
Offered bySchool of Biological Sciences
School of Chemistry
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
School of Mathematical Sciences
School of Physics and Astronomy
School of Science
Campus(es)Clayton, Malaysia
CoordinatorAssociate Professor Peter Betts

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This program is also applicable to students studying externally.

Description

This program provides doctoral (PhD) students with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline, as well as developing professional skills that will support their career ambitions.

Each student's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers.

Program requirements

All research students will be required to undertake compulsory training in the following areas:

  • research integrity
  • student induction, including Occupational Health and Safety

Professional development component

Students must, in consultation with their supervisor(s), satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 hours of graduate research professional development activities:

  • 80 hours (minimum) of general professional development from the Graduate Researcher Development module, delivered through the Monash Institute of Graduate Research. This includes 'Project management' which must be completed by the confirmation milestone.
  • 40 hours (minimum) of discipline-specific professional development, from the Discipline Enhanced Development Module, delivered through the faculty.

Students will discuss with their supervisors which optional activities best suit their interests and area of study and complete any mandated activities. Students are required to update their supervisors on their progress toward achieving the required hours of professional development activities.

Students may be required to complete specific activities offered in the Graduate Researcher Development module offered through MIGR.

Attendance will be monitored to ensure hours are accurately recorded.

Students may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their candidature.

For detailed information about the options available in this PhD program visit the Monash Institute of Graduate Research's Monash Doctoral ProgramMonash Doctoral Program (http://intranet.monash.edu.au/migr/doctoral-program/) webpage.

Relevant courses

0057 Doctor of Philosophy