The University of Melbourne

Doctor of Medical Science (by Research)

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Doctor of Medical Science is a graduate research doctorate offered by the Melbourne Medical School only open to senior medical graduates of the University of Melbourne and other recognised universities. It is designed for medical graduates to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research at the doctoral research level.


Students complete a thesis of approximately 50,000 - 80,000 words over a maximum period of up to four years full time, eight years part time.


  • Centre for Youth
  • Mental Health

Standard entry requirements

A medical degree with a minimum (University of Melbourne) 75% weighted average, or higher, completed at least two years before enrolling in the course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Yes

Fee comments

Campuses: Parkville.

This course is supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP), under which domestic students are exempt from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course.

Further information

Research projects are available in the areas of: Adolescents; Cancer; Cardio metabolic disease; Cardiovascular disease; Child health; Chronic disease; Diabetes; General practice; Gynaecology; Imaging; Integrated clinical medicine; Medical education; Mental health; Musculoskeletal; Neuroscience; Obstetrics; Ophthalmology; Otolaryngology; Paediatrics; Primary care; Psychiatry; Radiology; Rural health; Stroke; Surgery; Women's health.

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