PhD & MPhil

Graduate research degrees including Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and professional doctorates are available across a wide range of discipline areas.

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Doctor of Medicine (Specialist research)

The Doctor of Medicine is a specialist research degree. It is available to full-time ANU academic staff who completed the MBBS, MChD, or an equivalent degree, more than five years ago.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

During the PhD program 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.

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Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

During the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 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.

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Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE)

The MPhil (Applied Epidemiology), colloquially known as the MAE program, is a two year research degree that trains the public health leaders of the future. Through the program, scholars undertake a work placement, a short period of intensive coursework, and completion of a research thesis.

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We have a wide range of potential research topics. They range from short-term PhB projects to year-long honours and graduate projects to three-year PhD projects.