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Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

Offered by: Monash University Malaysia
Exam BodyMonash University, Australia
Course Duration3-4 years (FT), 6-8 years (PT)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees (International Student)RM46556/Year
FacultySchool of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDoctoral Degree (Ph.D) Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Mode of StudyBy Research
Course Description

The PhD program offered in the School of Science enables students to complete extensive, independent research (100,000 words). In pursuit of excellence, Monash scientists set new standards that influence technological developments, contribute to improvements in health and social well-being, support environmental sustainability, and result in advances in industrial practices.

Postgraduate science students have access to internationally renowned research centres and can develop close professional relationships with local industry and government. The Monash PhD has an international reputation for excellence and relevance with quality supervision at the heart of our success.

As a doctoral candidate, you will be supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout your candidature. Under their guidance, you will write and submit a thesis that represents a significant contribution to the body of knowledge or understanding of your field of research.

Areas of study

This PhD program may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the School of Science, including:

  • applied sciences
  • biological sciences
  • chemistry
  • food science and technology
  • medical bioscience
  • biotechnology
  • environmental science.
Entry Requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

To apply for the PhD program in the School of Science, you must have completed a degree with honours 1 (first-class) or 2A (upper second class) in a relevant research area.


Intake Months

Throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision

Career Prospects

Science graduates gain employment in genetic engineering, agricultural support, pharmaceutical science, banking and finance, environmental consulting, hospitals, medical institutes, mining, petroleum, engineering, research, and the wine and food industries.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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