The University of Newcastle, Australia

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, as well as research degree candidates with material resources including financial support, laptop computers, office space and equipment, and writing and presentation skills workshops.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy degrees:

  • PhD (Gender and Health)2
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Aboriginal Health)2
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Statistics)2
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Clinical Pharmacology)1
  • PhD or M Philosophy (General Practice)1
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Gerontology and Geriatrics)1
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Health Economics)2
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Medical Education)2
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Medicine)1
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Paediatrics and Child Health)1
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Psychiatry)1
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Public Health and Behavioural Sciences)2
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Reproductive Medicine)1
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Surgical Science)1
  • PhD or M Philosophy (Trauma Sciences)1

Note: 1 = High DEST degrees; 2 = Low DEST degrees.


Financial support

Candidates have access to Research Training Program 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 year 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 rest with the Principal Supervisor and can be used for expenses including direct costs that will be used by the student in their research, travel, training, equipment, subscriptions and publications costs.

Further information

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

E: smph-hdr@newcastle.edu.au 

T: (02) 4913 8724