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Doctor of Philosophy, Medical School

A single four year research degree offered by the ANU Medical School

PHD
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9910XPHD
  • CRICOS code 048348J
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9910XPHD
  • CRICOS code 048348J

Program Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words.

Study consists of two to four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program you will be required to have completed at least a four-year Australian degree or equivalent, with a significant research component equivalent to at least six months full-time research, in an area relevant to your proposed research.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications.

If you think you qualify, check out our guidance on how to apply.

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

Domestic students

Domestic research students are not required to pay tuition fees as they are enrolled under the Research Training Scheme which funds the fees. For further information see students.anu.edu.au/fees/domestic/research.php

International students

Indicative fees for international students are:

International student fees (ISF)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$52,280.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Exceptional research degrees at ANU

The Australian National University provides PhD students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support. When selecting a research program, an institution's reputation is everything. ANU is one of the world's leading universities, and the smart choice for your research program.

As a PhD student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of a supervisory panel of experts in the field. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge, research and development.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

Career options following the Doctor of Philosophy include many opportunities in addition to an academic path.   Some of our alumni, who have prior medical qualifications, combine clinical research with their work as a medical practitioner, or proceed to specialist medical training. Others find employment in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, or alternatively develop careers in government organisations in areas such as health policy and administration, patent examination and therapeutic goods administration.

Further Information

The Doctor of Philosophy at the ANU Medical School focuses on applied medical and clinical research. There are more than 100 conjoint staff working in The Canberra, Calvary and South East NSW hospitals and surrounding practices who have academic appointments at ANU. One aspect of the program encompasses studies that aim to translate findings from basic science (eg lab bench based study) into the clinic. Areas of active research include:

•    Aged & chronic care

•    Cancer

•    Cardiovascular & renal disease

•    Critical care & emergency medicine

•    Diabetes & endocrinology

•    Infection & immunity

•    Liver disease & gastroenterology

•    Medical education

•    Men, women & children's health

•    Neurosciences & vision

•    Nursing & midwifery

•    Primary health care, public health care & health services

•    Psychiatry & addiction medicine

•  Trauma & orthopaedic

•  Culture, health and medicine

•  Medical education

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