Doctor of Philosophy in Health 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 Melbourne School of Health Sciences is a preeminent centre in health sciences research, and part of a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in research and research training. Undertaking the PhD can broaden your career pathways, developing you as a researcher and enhancing leadership opportunities in your specialty practice area.
Under the supervision of health 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 health scientists and scholars.
Research projects are available in the discilines of: audiology, nursing, optometry, physiotherapy, speech pathology or social work.