The Faculty of Medicine and Health has re-developed the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. From 2021, the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy will be delivered under one new central name and course code. Both degrees are now available for application for 2021 commencement. The new courses will aim to offer greater research flexibility and interdisciplinary learning across all faculty areas of study.
These courses will be open for enrolment to commence in 2020.
Applying for a research degree is a multi-step process, you can read how to undertake this process in our step-by-step guide.
What you need to apply checklist
Attributes we look for when assessing applications
To support the research capabilities and success of higher degree research (HDR) students, and in response to a changing world, we are introducing a new coursework component to our PhD degrees and broadening the coursework options for our other postgraduate research degrees.
You will have the opportunity to create a distinct research pathway by selecting from 270+ units from any faculty – a first of its kind in Australia – with study areas ranging from specialist analytical methods and professional engagement courses, to discipline-specific subjects. You can find more information here about units of study available in our faculty.
If you undertake a postgraduate research degree within medicine and health, you will:
We offer a wide range of scholarships for both prospective and current students undertaking postgraduate research. Scholarships range from allowance stipends, tuition fee scholarships, conference funds and equity support grants. These include the Executive Dean stipend scholarship, as well as extensive funding opportunities across the faculty:
One of our strategic priorities is to invest in the resources and capabilities of our researchers to help shape health outcomes that make a difference to our communities. As a HDR student you will have the following support available: