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Doctor of Philosophy - Science

    • CRICOS Code: 056958E

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Career outcomes

    A PhD is an essential qualification for a research career in many areas of science. A PhD is also a ticket to international research opportunities.

    Many of our graduates go on to work as postdoctoral research scientists and then on to careers in research and teaching in academia, or move into industry, where the technical and professional skills that come with completing a PhD are being recognised more and more.

    Employers of PhD graduates include:

    • Universities
    • International research institutions like CSIRO, the Defence Science and Technology Group, the Max Planck Institutes, the Chinese Academy of Sciences or NASA.
    • Government departments like the Bureau of Meteorology, the Bureau of Statistics or Melbourne Water
    • Consulting firms such as Deloitte and KPMG
    • Software and computing companies such as IBM, IRESS and Quantium
    • Large financial services providers including ANZ and NAB

    Technical and professional skills

    On graduating from the course you’ll have high-level knowledge and research skills in your chosen area of science.

    Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:

    • Critical thinking and problem-solving
    • Research planning, literature reviews and reporting on research
    • Scientific communication, both written and oral
    • Project management.