Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine
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 Melbourne Medical School is passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of biomedical scientists.
Under the supervision of academic staff, PhD students complete a thesis of approximately 80,000–100,000 words over a maximum period of up to four years full-time. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing research in the field.
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 scholars.
Research projects are available in the areas of: adolescents, cancer, cardiometabolic, 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.