Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences
The PhD is an internationally recognised and highly transferable qualification designed for graduates to demonstrate academic leadership, independence, creativity and innovation in their research work.
The School of Biomedical Sciences is passionate about training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical scientists, and is part of a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in research and research training. Each year the school accepts ~120 graduate research students into the departments of: Anatomy and Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology. Depending on the project and supervisors, students may be based at the Parkville campus in a department, in the Peter Doherty Institute, at Bio21, or at a range of affiliated institutions such as CSIRO or the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre located in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Under the supervision of Biomedical Sciences' academic staff, students complete a thesis of approximately 80,000–100,000 words over a maximum period of up to four years full-time. PhD graduates build expertise in their specialist area, acquiring a wide range of advanced and transferable skills. Graduating with a PhD marks a student’s admission to the community of biomedical scientists and scholars.
Research projects are available in the areas of: cancer, cardio-respiratory, cell signalling, cellular imaging, infection and immunity, molecular mechanisms of disease, neuroscience, stem cells, structural biology, systems biology, therapeutics and translation.