Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study may be undertaken to further your career, change careers, consolidate knowledge acquired in the workplace, for accreditation or for interest. The postgraduate study available in our School is available either by coursework or research.

Research degrees

Research degrees are a rewarding and challenging choice of study as they involve the contribution of substantially original knowledge to your chosen field. You will have seen from the profiles in this publication how exciting research can be. However, the decision to enter research is often not made until the later years of an undergraduate degree when your aptitude, interests and intended career are clearer. The completion of an Honours year assists with this decision and is a requirement for entry for the Doctor of Philosophy. The completion of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) generally takes between three and four years, full-time, while a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) takes between one and a half, and two years, full-time.

Research degrees - Finding a Supervisor

If you are interested in pursuing a research degree in the School of Molecular Bioscience please refer to Research Supervisor Connect to help you find a supervisor in the School of Molecular Bioscience.

Coursework degrees

This degree comprise lectures, tutorials and laboratory work, similar in style to an undergraduate degree, but recognising that tertiary study has already been completed.

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics provides a pathway for those seeking accreditation as a dietitian and contains many practical elements, such as clinical placements, as well as completion of a substantial supervised research project. Recognising that students must already have completed study in biochemistry and physiology to gain entry, the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is a two year postgraduate degree.