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Graduate research in physics

Start your research career in physics here. Our PhD students work on cutting-edge research at the frontier of physics. Join them!

Why research with us?

Join Australia's leading physics community: Our department offers world-class research programs across modern physics, with faculty leading projects in several prestigious Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence. The University of Melbourne's consistent high ranking (Times Higher Education & Academic Ranking of World Universities) reflects our commitment to excellence.

Some of the areas you can specialise in when you study a PhD with us are:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Complex systems
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Particle physics
  • Physical bioscience
  • Quantum information.

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The Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

Make contributions to an area you're passionate about - it could be quantum mechanics, electrodynamics or even statistical mechanics. Solve universal problems at the frontier of physics, drawing upon advanced, graduate-level knowledge and experience.

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If you've just finished a Bachelor of Science degree, you should start with the Master of Science (Physics) or the  Master of Philosophy (Science) – they're both pathways into graduate research with us.

Getting started in graduate research

Throughout your PhD, you'll be guided by a supervisor who is an expert in their field – so the first thing you need to do is find a researcher, group or project to work with. There are two great ways to find your passion and a supervisor or group to help you reach it:

Option 1: Explore our research groups

There is a wide range of research being performed across our School – explore the Our research page to learn more about the projects and supervisors you could join. Send a prospective supervisor a message on their Find an Expert profile and explain what you'd like to do.

Explore our research

Option 2: Find a graduate research project

The University's Graduate Research Opportunity Tool is a directory of PhD and Masters by Research projects – search by course, field of research or location to find a research project that you're excited to join. Send a prospective supervisor a message on their Find an Expert profile and explain what you'd like to do.

Explore research opportunities

What do I say to a prospective supervisor?

You need the written support of a supervisor before submitting an application to the University. Once you've found a prospective supervisor, contact them with the following documents and information:

  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • All higher education transcripts
  • A brief summary of your intended area of research
  • The names of at least two prospective supervisors that align with your intended area of research.

They will consider your past academic performance and whether there is someone in their team available to supervise your study.

Scholarships and fees

The University of Melbourne offers a variety of scholarship opportunities alongside its PhD programs. When you apply for a PhD with us, you'll automatically be considered for a Graduate Research Scholarship . This scholarship covers tuition fees and provides a living allowance, along with a relocation grant if you're moving to Melbourne.

Looking for additional funding options? Explore our comprehensive scholarships database to discover even more possibilities you might be eligible for!

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Need advice or help getting started?

Before getting in touch, please read this page and Doctor of Philosophy (Science) carefully. If you still have questions, email the Graduate Research team and we’ll be happy to help.

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Graduate research at the School of Chemistry

Learn under the guidance of world-leading staff to pursue a career in research or academia in your area of interest.

Why research with us?

The School of Chemistry has 27 continuing teaching and research staff and over 50 research-only staff, supported by technical and administrative personnel. The School hosts in excess of 150 higher degree research students, an excellent international reputation in research and an outstanding record of achievement in attracting external research funding.

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Our Graduate Research degrees

Doctor of philosophy (science).

A PhD is an essential qualification for a research career in chemistry. Many of our graduates go on to work as postdoctoral research scientists and careers in research and teaching in academia, or move into industry where their technical and professional skills are highly valued.

Master of Philosophy (Science)

Join one of our world-renowned research groups, work with state-of-the-art equipment, and soak up all the professional development opportunities and international connections that come with studying at Australia's leading university.

Master of Industrial Research (Chemistry)

If you’re keen to work in industry-based chemistry research, perhaps designing new-generation materials or bringing new pharmaceuticals to market, then start with a graduate course where you spend most of your time working in industry – and getting paid to do it.

Getting started in graduate research

Once you know the Graduate Research degree you want to pursue, you need to find a researcher, group or project to work with while pursuing your degree. There are two great ways to find your passion and a supervisor or group to help you reach it:

Option 1: Explore our research groups

There is a wide range of research being performed across our School – explore the Our research page to learn more about the projects and supervisors you could join. Send a prospective supervisor a message on their Find an Expert profile and explain what you'd like to do.

Explore our research

Option 2: Find a graduate research project

The University's Graduate Research Opportunity Tool is a directory of PhD and Masters by Research projects – search by course, field of research or location to find a research project that you're excited to join. Send a prospective supervisor a message on their Find an Expert profile and explain what you'd like to do.

Explore research opportunities

What do I say to a prospective supervisor?

You need the written support of a supervisor before submitting an application to the University. Once you've found a prospective supervisor, contact them with the following documents and information:

  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • All higher education transcripts
  • A brief summary of your intended area of research.

They will consider your past academic performance and whether there is an available project that fits with your  background and area of interest.

Scholarships and fees

Most domestic and international students who are offered a PhD place with us will also be offered a Graduate Research Scholarship . Receiving this scholarship means you’ll pay no tuition fees. You’ll also receive a living allowance and relocation grant (if relocating to Melbourne). When you apply for a PhD with us, you’ll be automatically considered for a Graduate Research Scholarship. There’s no need to apply separately.

A huge variety of other scholarships are also available. Search our scholarships to find the ones you’re eligible for.

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We welcome general inquiries from graduates interested in undertaking postgraduate study – either call us on +61 3 9035 6459 or  email the Graduate Research support team .

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Open for automatic consideration

Benefit amount

100% fee remission and up to $135,000

Eligible study level

Graduate research

Eligible student type

Domestic and international students

Eligible study stage

Future study, Current study

Benefit duration

One or more years

The Melbourne Research Scholarship and Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship are offered to high-achieving international and domestic students who are enrolling in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.

Stipend and fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.
  • Living allowance of $37,000 per year pro rata (2024 full-time study rate) for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a doctoral degree. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
  • Relocation grant of $2000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3000 for students moving from outside Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia

Fee offset scholarships

For further information, see Manage my scholarship .

Eligibility and selection criteria

Eligibility.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • have applied for and meet the requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
  • be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne

Selection criteria

All domestic students who are offered admission to a Masters by Research or doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Melbourne will receive a Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset).

Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend as well as fee offset are awarded to domestic and international students based on academic merit. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked according to their academic achievement of their last completed degree and their research potential in their field of study. Factors such as completion of a degree at the same level of the research course for which the scholarship is sought, relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.

These scholarships are subject to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms & Conditions (as amended).

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Student type:

Study stage type:

Need help understanding the process?

Application, how to apply.

If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research course by the application closing date for that course, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Scholarships. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within ten business days of having submitted your course application.

If you have accepted a graduate research course offer and deferred commencement in order to be reconsidered for a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by 31 October to be considered for a scholarship in the following year. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within ten business days of having submitted the online form.

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by 31 October to be considered for a scholarship in the following year. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within ten business days of having submitted the online form.

When will I know the outcome?

Domestic students will receive an offer for Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset) as part of their course offer.

Offers for Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend and fee offset are made separately but around the same time course offers are made.

Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS)

This scholarship is available to high-achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or doctoral degree.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

This scholarship is supported by the Australian Commonwealth Government and offered by the University of Melbourne to high-achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or Doctorate by Research degree. See also the University's RTP Scholarship Policy .

China Scholarship Council - University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Melbourne to promote international collaboration and is offered to citizens of the People's Republic of China wishing to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the University of Melbourne.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.

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The Department of Nursing offers a wide range of expert specialisations including cancer, palliative care, clinical care, mental health, paediatrics, emergency, community and age care.

With outstanding research outputs, Nursing graduate research at the University of Melbourne has received an ‘ Excellence in Research Australia’ (ERA) ranking of 5 “well above world standard” as of 2018. The Department of Nursing offers a unique and multi-faceted experience for graduate students, combining clinical nursing specialisations supported by basic and nurse scientists. This unique pool of academic specialists also involves those with dual roles, working as both academics and clinicians.

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The Department of Nursing is seeking high achieving students who demonstrate compassion, dedication, and perseverance. With tailored options of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) pathways, graduate nurses will be supported by our expert specialists throughout their research journey, working towards the overall goal of improving clinical and patient outcomes.

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Opportunities opened by graduate research include academic progression, policy development, clinical trial experimentation and nursing-led research within hospitals and the clinical environment. Graduate research and PhDs are also crucial in opening pathways to leadership positions.

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The Department of Nursing engages with potential students and participates in preliminary screening. Students are required to find a potential supervisor before they submit their application. The Department of Nursing has a broad range of expertise and will work with potential candidates to identify the most appropriate supervision team. Scholarships are awarded to student applicants with the highest Weighted Average Marks (WAM).

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Silver Rose Photography portrait studios will be located on site at the Royal Exhibition Building.

Visit the Silver Rose family portrait studios at door 2, open before and after the ceremony. There is no need to pre-book a portrait sitting, simply visit the Silver Rose studios after you are robed.

Your family and friends are also welcome to be a part of your graduation studio portrait. Order everything online after your portrait sitting, same day. Prices start from $32.00.

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Stage Photos can be purchased from the Silver Rose Photo Centre located on site at the Royal Exhibition Building. Prices start from $37.50. To secure your stage photo visit the pre-order page here. Pre-ordered stage photo products must be collected from the Silver Rose Photo Centre on ceremony day. Please show your pre-order receipt to Silver Rose staff at collection.

Stage photos can also be purchased online at https://silverrose.com.au/uom/ but a postage charge will be incurred.

For information regarding graduation photography, please contact Silver Rose on Phone (07) 3262 5788 Email: [email protected].

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Reed Graduations Degree Plaque Packages offer graduates a range of high-quality and superbly finished products and is a great way to display the accomplishment in any workplace or home. Degree Plaque options include a number of sizes, plaque materials and polished plate options in gold or silver finishes.

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Reed Graduations offer graduates an instant framing service on graduation day. Frames come in a range of moulding colours and include a gold-trimmed mat board, university crest embossing and university logo plate options. Choose from single or double frames, as well as a frame to include a certificate and a photograph.

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The integrity of the graduates' academic history and achievement can be captured in this unique symbol of academic pride. Each ring is individually cast with the crest of the University in the finest detail to produce a creation of true heirloom quality. Beautifully proportioned and elegantly designed, each ring is exquisitely etched with the graduates most personal and celebrated achievements.

To view and pre-purchase products online, please visit Reed Graduation Services. You can also purchase these products on the day at the graduation venue. Any enquiries, please email [email protected] or call 1300361806.

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Reed Graduations floral arrangements are expertly arranged by professional florists and come in a variety of sizes to match any budget. Using seasonal flowers in the arrangements which maintain bouquet freshness and variety throughout the year.

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Beat the queues, get in early and pre-order your memento now. Explore the full range of merchandise online at The University shop .

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Funding Your Graduate Research at the University of Melbourne: The Melbourne Research Scholarships and RTP Scholarships 2025

Considering a graduate research degree at the prestigious University of Melbourne? The University offers attractive scholarship opportunities for high-performing domestic and international students, easing the financial burden of pursuing advanced research qualifications. This article explores the details of the Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) and Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships, including eligibility requirements, application processes, and valuable benefits. Learn how these scholarships can make your research goals a reality!

About University of Melbourne:

The University of Melbourne, founded in 1853, is a leading research-intensive institution located in Melbourne, Australia . It consistently ranks among the world's top universities, offering a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines. Known for its strong emphasis on research, innovation, and academic excellence, the university boasts a vibrant campus life, state-of-the-art facilities, and a global network of alumni. Its main campus in Parkville is in close proximity to Melbourne's cultural and business districts, providing students with numerous opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Degree Level for Australian Graduate Research Scholarship:

Australian Graduate Research Scholarship Spring 2025 at University of Melbourne is available to undertake Graduate, Research level programs at University of Melbourne.

Available Subjects for Australian Graduate Research Scholarship:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

Benefits for Australian Graduate Research Scholarship:

There are two main scholarship types offered:

  • Tuition Coverage: Full tuition fees are covered for up to two years for a Master's by Research and up to four years for a PhD.
  • Living Stipend: You'll receive a living allowance of $37,000 per year (adjusted for part-time study) for up to two years (Master's) or 3.5 years (PhD). This allowance may increase annually and includes some paid leave for sickness, maternity, or parenting.
  • Relocation Grant: To help with moving costs, you'll receive $2,000 if moving from within Australia (excluding Victoria) or $3,000 if moving from outside Australia.
  • Health Insurance (International Students Only): If you're an international student requiring a visa, the scholarship will cover your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) single membership.
  • Tuition Coverage: Similar to the stipend scholarship, full tuition fees are covered for up to two years for a Master's by Research and up to four years for a PhD.

Eligible Nationalities for Australian Graduate Research Scholarship:

This scholarship is open to domestic and international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria for Australian Graduate Research Scholarship:

  • You must be applying for or already be enrolled in a Master's by Research or PhD program at the University of Melbourne.

How are Scholarships Awarded?

  • Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset): This is automatically awarded to all domestic students admitted to a Master's by Research or PhD program.
  • Graduate Research Scholarships (Stipend & Fee Offset): These are awarded to both domestic and international students based on academic merit.
  • Selection is based on a point system considering:
  • Your academic achievements in your most recent degree.
  • Your potential for research success in your chosen field.
  • Additional factors may include:
  • Matching your previous degree level to the research program you're applying for.
  • Relevant work experience in your field.
  • Published research papers in academic journals.
  • Specialized medical qualifications (if applicable).
  • Original musical compositions (for creative research fields).

Application Procedure for Australian Graduate Research Scholarship:

New Students:

  • Apply for your graduate research course by the deadline.
  • If you meet the deadline, you'll be automatically considered for scholarships.
  • You'll be notified within 10 business days that a scholarship application has been added to your record.

Deferred Students:

  • If you accepted a course offer but deferred to be reconsidered for a scholarship the following year, you must submit an online application by October 31st.

Current Students:

  • If you're already enrolled in a graduate research course and want to be considered for a scholarship next year, submit an online application by October 31st.

When Will I Find Out?

  • Domestic students: You'll receive information about the Research Training Program Scholarship (fee offset) with your course offer.
  • Graduate Research Scholarships (with stipend and fee offset): Offers are made separately, but around the same time as course offers.

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A 105-year-old woman who started at Stanford University in 1936 recently returned to campus after an 83-year absence to receive her graduate degree — and she’s been inspiring people ever since.

Virginia Hislop graduated from the Palo Alto, California, university a few weeks ago with a master’s degree in education, Stanford’s news website said.

Daniel Schwartz, dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, shared the details with Fox News Digital in a telephone interview.

“I realized I [didn’t] have to worry about giving a graduation speech,” Schwartz told Fox News Digital about the experience.

He said he would just “introduce Virginia – or ‘Ginger’ – and that’ll be enough to set the mood.”

Hislop first enrolled at Stanford as an undergraduate student in 1936, according to Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in education in 1940, Hislop remained at Stanford to pursue a graduate degree while teaching, the university said on its news website.

But then love and war intervened.

Dreams dashed by World War II

By 1941, Hislop had completed her coursework and was preparing to turn in her final thesis when the man who would become her husband was called to serve during World War II, Stanford’s news website reported. 

So she put her educational plans on pause to get married and left campus before graduating.

“I thought it was one of the things I could pick up along the way if I needed it and I always enjoyed studying, so that wasn’t really a great concern to me – and getting married was,” she told Stanford’s news website.

After several years of moving around the country as an Army wife, Hislop eventually settled with her husband and two children in Yakima, Washington, after the war, she told the Yakima Herald-Republic in 2018.

“I didn’t return to teaching, but I feel I put my teaching certificate to good use serving [on] committees and on boards and trying to improve the educational opportunities every chance I got,” she told  the publication .

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Thus began an educational career spanning more than 80 years at municipal, county and state levels in Washington, Stanford’s news website reported.

When her daughter Anne was preparing for high school, Hislop was “not pleased” that a home economics course was being suggested for her daughter instead of advanced English, she told the Yakima Herald-Republic — so she sought a seat on the local school board.

Hislop won.

“I felt that she could learn to cook at home, and it was more important that she learn more academic skills at school,” Hislop told Stanford.

Hislop went on to serve as a founding board member for what was then known as Yakima Valley Community College.

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She helped to raise money for what would become Heritage University in nearby Toppenish, Washington, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported.

Hislop even helped establish a scholarship at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in 2017, the Washington institution said on its website.

It is named the Virginia Hislop Emergency Fund.

‘Waited a long time for this’

During the recent graduation ceremony , Schwartz spoke of Hislop as a “fierce advocate for equality” and said he was “proud to confer the Master of Arts in education to our 105-year-old graduate.”

Schwartz told Fox News Digital that Hislop’s participation in the graduation ceremony might not have happened were it not for Hislop’s son-in-law, who asked if Schwartz would bestow her with an honorary degree.

When Schwartz found Hislop’s original transcripts from 1941, he realized she wouldn’t need an honorary degree.

“We mapped her courses from back in the day to current courses, and it satisfied the current requirements for a master’s degree,” he told Fox News Digital.

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Schwartz said Hislop’s son-in-law was “elated.”

Even at age 105, Hislop was “strong and sharp,” Schwartz said, as she walked across the graduation stage to receive her degree.

“If I had not seen the transcripts, I would have thought this was a hoax,” Schwartz said.

“She is moving around and talking like someone 25 years younger.”

The moment was one that Hislop, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren likely won’t soon forget.

“I’ve waited a long time for this,” she said at the graduation ceremony.

Since her graduation, people online have been sharing their admiration for her achievements in various forums.

“Sharp mind even at her age,” one person wrote.

Another said, “Awww. She’s still so astute. I don’t know why this made me cry. Amazing.” 

Still another wrote, “Congratulations to her and may God bless her [for] many more years to come!”

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The University of Houston offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Our face-to-face and web-enhanced classes are designed to work around your busy schedule, and you’ll receive a quality university education from excellent faculty at a great value.

The Master of Science in Nursing program (Education, Administration and FNP) is designed to build upon the BSN degree and is offered at the University of Houston at Katy and online. Students in this program are prepared to function at advanced levels with an expanded knowledge of theory, research and clinical application. Graduates are prepared to provide evidenced based health care and to work on collaborative teams. Lab and/or clinical course requirements will be in a face-to-face learning environment for practice and demonstration to meet course objectives and accreditation requirements. Each graduate will be able to function in an advanced practice role as a Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, or Family Nurse Practitioner. Nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing may be eligible for a Post Master’s Certificate as a nurse educator or nurse administrator.

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The Administration track prepares students to lead healthcare innovations by improving access, addressing quality and safety issues, and supervising the finance and operations of a health care organization.

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Through the Education track, nurse educators prepare to apply educational theory and practice, develop courses and curriculum for nursing students and staff, and develop classroom and clinical strategies to prepare nurses to function in the health care environment.

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The FNP track integrates both academic and community-based training to promote an evidence based approach to the care of individuals, families and the community. Hybrid graduate tracks offer face-to-face classes one day a week for maximum scheduling flexibility for students, while offering the essential benefit of role-modeling and networking with leaders in the profession.

Post Master's Certificates

Post Master’s certificate candidates are required to achieve a grade of B or higher in all post MSN certificate courses to be eligible to earn the certificate.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The new Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program (Administration, Family Nurse Practitioner) is designed to build upon the MSN degree and is offered at the University of Houston Main campus and online. The Doctor of Nursing Practice is an evidence-based-practice-focused program and students who complete this program will demonstrate the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Nurses who have a Doctor of Nursing Practice have completed the highest level of education in nursing practice.

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With many research disciplines to choose from (Ecosystem Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Physics), and more than 500 academic researchers to work with, you’re sure to find a team and a PhD project that will suit you.

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To prepare you for your post-PhD career, you can take advantage of the time between submitting your thesis and it being conferred by completing a 3–6 month industry placement through our Specialist Certificate in Research Practice for Scientists .

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