Higher Degree Research
For students interested in progressing into higher degree research study, the Department offers the Master of Research and PhD programs in a wide range of biology-related fields. You will work with world-class researchers and be supported through the Department’s Higher Degree Research program with resources and professional training.
Master of Research (MRes)
The Master of Research is a globally recognised two-year degree that provides candidates with a pathway to the Doctor of Philosophy. Year one is designed to prepare candidates for research with advanced coursework and method development. Year two is dedicated to an intensive research project and thesis. The project is planned and developed by the candidate in collaboration with their supervisor.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an ungraded degree awarded for research that demonstrates that the candidate has the capacity to conduct research independently.
All academic staff in the department offer exciting research projects for MRes and PhD candidates.
Please visit the individual staff websites or contact potential supervisors directly for information on currently available projects or to discuss your ideas for a project.
Click here to find out more about the Doctor of Philosophy research degree, or speak directly to the contact the higher degree research office.
Thinking of applying?
The first step in applying for a PhD is to prepare a research proposal and identify at least one academic you would like to be supervised by. Have a look at our current research at this link.
Your research will be supervised by at least two academics and it is, therefore, important to match your research proposal with available expertise and facilities. It’s important that you contact a potential supervisor and discuss a project prior to submitting your application.
Cotutelle and Joint PhD
A Cotutelle and Joint PhD program is a PhD program where a candidate is jointly enrolled at two universities and spends time at each university.