Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
A Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Science helps you demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in your research work. You will produce an 80,000-word thesis under academic supervision which examines a specific problem, issue or topic, and make a significant and original contribution to an existing area of knowledge in your field of study. You will have the opportunity to engage in groundbreaking study in areas including soil and plant health, animal health, animal production and welfare, food sciences and agribusiness. While researching for your thesis, you will be able to access specialist support for graduate research degree students, including lectures and seminars, writing boot camps and workshops.
300 credit points including an 80,000-word thesis completed in up to four years of full-time study or eight years part time.
- Agricultural Science
- Animal Sciences, Health and Welfare
Standard entry requirements
- A four-year bachelors degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% in the final year subjects or (University of Melbourne) equivalent. (Note: applicants who have completed professional degrees such as a BVSc or DVM will be assessed individually)
- Or a masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 75%
- Or a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent
- A research proposal, referee reports (except for applications who have graduated from the University of Melbourne within the last five years), and the endorsement of a prospective supervisor.
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Most domestic graduate research students are offered a Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset Scholarship, which is funded by the Australian Government.