Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Find the PhD project that suits you best from seven schools: BioSciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. The Faculty of Science also offers several joint PhD opportunities, where you can conduct your research at both the University of Melbourne and a top research institution in Germany or India. The Doctor of Philosophy (Science) involves no compulsory coursework, though with approval students may be able to take coursework subjects that are relevant to their research.
Typically taken over three years full time (part time available), you'll be working independently on an innovative research project that results in a thesis of 80,000 words which will make a distinct contribution to knowledge in your field.
- Biological Sciences
- Environmental Science
- Mathematical Sciences
- Atmospheric Science
- plus more
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
- 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 (University of Melbourne) equivalent
- Or a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent.
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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. International applicants should refer to the Faculty of Science for the total course fee.