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Postgraduate Research Degrees

Want an exceptional student experience? Our postgraduate research students receive a world-class education from a university ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

Postgraduate research degrees allow you to specialise and extend your knowledge in a research area of your choice at one of Australia’s most prestigious universities. The Adelaide Medical School is renowned for excellence in education and research. The benefits of completing a postgraduate research degree include:

  • The opportunity to attend conferences and symposiums to present your research and to network with national and international researchers in your field.
  • The development of strong time management and organisational skills
  • The development of professional skills in presenting research in an academic context, both within the Adelaide Medical School and the wider University community, as well as nationally and internationally.
  • A wider range of employment opportunities including higher paid jobs, both in Australia and overseas.

The Adelaide Medical School offers a range of exciting postgraduate research opportunities aimed at helping you make an impact in your chosen field of study.

Postgraduate and Honours Research Guides

The Adelaide Medical School offers a range of research opportunities which are available to view in the 2017 Honours and Postgraduate Research Opportunities booklet. The handbooks below provide further information for Discipline specific research programs.

How to apply

To be eligible for entry into a research degree you must have Honours or proven experience in research either through a coursework program with a substantial research component or industry experience.

Your application should be submitted to The Adelaide Graduate Centre before October 2015. Scholarships are only available at specific times of the year so please view the scholarships homepage before applying, although most scholarships, including RTPS's, close on the 31st of October each year.

The PhD and Scholarship application forms are available on The Adelaide Graduate Centre website.

  • The Disciplines page has a complete list of all research disciplines that the School of Medicine offers.

What will I do?

The School offers exciting opportunities for researchers at the Honours, Masters and PhD levels. Learn more

In addition, the School offers supervision in the following higher degree by research programs:

  • Master of Medical Science
  • Master of Clinical Science
  • Master of Surgery
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Candidates have between 2 years (for a Masters by Research degree) and 4 years (for a Doctor of Philosophy) to complete their Higher Degree Program.

Study can be taken on either a full time or part time basis, with students required to attend a number of coursework components relevant to their research program. These short courses are designed to provide a set of skills that will enhance the student's ability to conduct research effectively.

Depending on your eligibility, a number of scholarships are available to assist your research. Various grants are also offered to encourage your personal development.

At the end of your degree you will submit a final thesis, which may take the form of a conventional thesis (book format) or be comprised of publications, which have been presented at International Conferences or published in well-recognised journals.

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