Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences) at the University of Melbourne signifies that the holder has undertaken a substantial piece of original research conducted and reported by the holder via thesis. It will demonstrate authority in the candidate's field and shows evidence of command of knowledge in relevant fields. The normal length of the submission is between 80,000 and 100,000 words,
A thesis of between 80,000 and 100,000 words completed in a maximum of four years full-time or part-time equivalent.
- Themed projects are listed on the Research Project Database on the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences website.
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 80% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent
- 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 80% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent
- Or a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent
- And a research proposal
- And referee reports (except for applicants who have graduated from the University of Melbourne within the last five years)
- And the endorsement of a prospective supervisor.
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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.