Research degrees

PhD Contact

 Associate Professor Marco Casarotto

 +61 2 612 52598

 jcsmr.gradprog@anu.edu.au

At The Australian National University, graduate research is organised into disciplinary and inter-disciplinary areas called graduate research programs. Within each of the major studies areas there are sub-programs. Medical Sciences currently has three such sub programs: clinical studies, biomedical research and neuroscience. Graduate research programs include relevant academic staff from the various schools and centres across the University.

Graduate Studies at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), focus on aspects of fundamental medical research that support clinical medicine.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A single four year research degree offered by the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

Most research degree courses offered are at the PhD level for students carrying out full-time research towards the production of a thesis. There is normally no assessed coursework involved, although all students are expected to attend a series of postgraduate lectures, seminars and workshops. A full-time PhD course is for not less than two and not more than four consecutive years. A part-time course shall be for not less than four and not more than six consecutive years.

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.

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Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

A single two year research degree offered by the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

The course for the degree of Master of Philosophy (by research) is also offered. A full time course for the MPhil degree is for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years.

As an MPhil 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.

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