Postgraduate studies

As a graduate of a bachelor's degree with honours (or a higher qualification) you can further your studies at Monash by undertaking a postgraduate research course. The School of Physics offers world-leading PhD and MSc programs in a wide variety of specialist research areas.

A postgraduate programme in physics provides a unique opportunity to carry out your own original research, leading to the degree of MSc or PhD. All postgraduates are enrolled initially in the MSc programme and transfer to PhD after one year. Students are allocated two supervisors, and their progress is monitored by a panel, which comprises the supervisors, Postgraduate Coordinator and the Convenor of the School's Research Committee. Students are allocated an office, a "high-end" computer (including a range of software for computational physics and visualisation), and have access to all the Schools' facilities, including: photocopiers, scanners, imaging services, computer services, research laboratories, electronics and mechanical workshops and excellent technical support.


Outstanding applicants are invited to apply for the prestigious J. L. William PhD scholarships, which are valued at $30,000 pa.

In addition to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), the university also offers a range of other postgraduate scholarships, including: international awards (IPRS, MIPRS), the Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS), the Sir James McNeill Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship, the Monash Silver Jubilee Postgraduate Scholarship, and the Faculty of Science Dean's Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

For further information visit Scholarship opportunities for Science postgraduates or view Scholarships and grants from the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research.

How to apply

Please see Applying for a PhD or MSc for full details on how to apply.

You can also visit the Science Faculty Postgraduate research page for more information.

Further information

Dr Alexis Bishop
Postgraduate Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 9905 5936

Mrs Jean Pettigrew
Postgraduate Administrator
Phone: +61 3 9905 3651