Doctor of Philosophy

Health Sciences

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As a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidate, you will undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a health-related discipline or profession.

This program is suited to applicants who:
  • have some prior research experience
  • are interested in a pursuing a career in research
  • have a desire to make an original contribution to research in a particular field
  • have a naturally inquiring mind and a desire to know more
  • wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification
  • want to enhance their employment opportunities.

Students completing a PhD in Health Sciences can work with supervisors who are experts in a diverse range of areas.  Our supervisors’ specialities include, but are not limited to:

Students interested in interdisciplinary PhDs are also welcome to apply.

Find out more about research areas and expertise in the School of Health Sciences.

Applicants may also be interested in an alternate Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences) program, which is part of a new integrated suite of programs offering a pathway to a higher degree by research for students who hold a three-year bachelor degree.


3-4 years full time (6-8 years part time)


Hawthorn (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time