School of Population Health

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

About the program

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is recognition of successful research experience. The PhD is designed as advanced research in a specialised area and comprises 100% research. Candidates are expected to submit an original thesis which substantially contributes to knowledge in the field. The thesis is usually expected to be between 75,000 and 100,000 words.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor with Honours degree including a thesis or equivalent; MBBS (from an Australian or New Zealand university) OR a Masters degree with a significant research component in a relevant discipline OR must have relevant and appropriate research experience and at least one first author refereed publication in a journal of sufficient standing.

Minimum length of program

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time

Starting dates

  • Term 1 – February
  • Term 2 – June
  • Term 3 – September
  • Summer – December

More information

See UNSW Handbook