Postgraduate Programs in the School of Medical Sciences
How does Postgraduate study help me?
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 School of Medical Sciences 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 School of Medical Sciences 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.
How Do I Apply?
To be eligible for entry into a research degree you must have Honours or proven experience in resesrch 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 2010. Scholarships are only available at specific times of the year so please view the scholarships homepage before applying, although most scholarships, including APA's, close on the 31st of October each year.
What Will I Do?
The School of Medical Sciences 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.
Want More Information?
More information can be found in the Postgraduate Prospectus and on the following websites.