Doctor of Philosophy - Science

    • CRICOS Code: 056958E

    What will I study?


    Course structure

    Typically taken over 3 years full time (part time available), you’ll be working independently on an innovative research project that results in a thesis, which will make a distinct contribution to knowledge in your field.

    Undertake a PhD in one of seven science schools:

    • BioSciences
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Sciences
    • Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Physics
    • Geography
    • The normal length of a PhD thesis is 80,000 words.

      The course includes regular progress reviews with a supervisory panel to ensure good progress towards completion of the thesis. Students can publish sections of their research thesis as they are completed.

      The Doctor of Philosophy (Science) involves no compulsory coursework, though with approval students may be able to take coursework subjects that are relevant to their research.