Graduate Research Degree Information
Include: Postgraduate Programs in Microbiology and Immunology, comprising Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) | Fees and Scholarships | Information for International Applicants
For information about the Master of Science (Biomedical and Health Science) please visit the Melbourne Graduate School of Science.
The PhD is now the meal ticket for most scientific positions leading to high levels of responsibility.
Between 40 and 50 PhD students are enrolled in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in most years.
With rare exceptions (eg. part-time Graduate Research Assistants) all PhD students are enrolled full-time, with a minimum candidature of 3 years and an absolute maximum of 4 years.
Virtually all PhD students are on scholarships.
The standard route to entry is via the B.Sc./B.Biomed Honours degree, whether obtained in this or in another university, within Australia or abroad.
Applications are welcome at any time, not only from B.Sc./B.Biomed. Honours, MSc or outstanding BSc graduates in Microbiology and Immunology, but from those in appropriate related disciplines, such as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or Biotechnology.
Providing we can match your research interest with the expertise of a senior academic staff member we rarely decline to accept a suitably qualified applicant who demonstrates his/her capability by winning a scholarship. On the other hand, experience has taught us to be very reluctant about enrolling anyone without a scholarship, or without clear evidence of capacity to pay all living costs and fees for up to 4 years.
For information on scholarships please refer to the Melbourne Scholarships website.
For information on entry requirements and applications please visit the Future Students website for Graduate Research students.
- Postgraduate Student Support (including infrastructure)
- Student Resources in Microbiology and Immunology
- Faculty of Science Awards, Prizes & Scholarships (for Dept of Microbiology and Immunology students)