PhD and Research Masters

The School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to ongoing support of PhD and Research Masters candidates. We provide a high standard of research supervision. We also provide research degree candidates with material resources including financial support, laptop computers, office space and equipment, and writing and presentation skills workshops.

Find the right research degree

The following research degrees are offered by the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and
Master of Philosophy degrees
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Aboriginal Health)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Behavioural Science)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Clinical Pharmacology)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology)
  • PhD (Gender and Health)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (General Practice)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Medicine)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Paediatrics)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Psychiatry)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Reproductive Medicine)
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Surgical Science)

Research Strengths

Research capabilities within the School:

  • Cancer
  • General practice
  • Brain and mental health/psychiatry
  • Paediatrics
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Community medicine and clinical epidemiology
  • Gender, health and ageing
  • Health behaviour and psycho-oncology

Financial Support

Candidates have access to Research Training Scheme Student Support funds allocated as follows:

PhD Candidates four years support at:

  • $5,000 per annum for High DEST Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
  • $3,000 per annum for Low DEST FTE

Masters Candidates two years support at:

  • $5,000 per annum for High DEST FTE
  • $3,000 per annum for Low DEST FTE

Authorisation for the expenditure of these funds rests with the Principal Supervisor and can be used for a range of expenses including: direct costs that will be used by the student in their research, travel, training, equipment, subscriptions and publication costs.

Scholarship Top-ups

Scholarship top-ups to a maximum of $6,000 p.a. are to be provided automatically to eligible APA Scholarship holders. The scholarship top-up will be reviewed on an annual basis, outcome dependent on research performance and subject to available funding.

Current Supervision Opportunities

Find a supervisor

All research degree candidates require a supervisor. It is recommended you start actively searching for potential supervisors in your chosen field before you submit your application.

You can search for a supervisor by researcher name, area of expertise or by research centre name.


Each year the School runs a number of workshops available to research degree candidates. Sign up to our enewsletter for regular updates.

Further information

To find out more about research degree opportunities available in the School of Medicine and Public Health please contact:

T: +61 2 4921 6852
F: +61 2 4033 5692