The School of Biomedicine's research is focused on the key discipline areas of addiction studies, medical sciences, and reproduction and development.

How to get started in research

If you want to challenge yourself and potentially pursue a career in research, but aren’t sure where to start, consider applying for our Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours). Read more about honours programs and how to apply.

The honours degree enables you to research an area of personal interest, and develop the skills required for postgraduate study at a higher level (see below). You’ll undertake a research project, prepare a report for publication, and—in the process—acquire a potential point of difference in the eyes of employers.

To get started, browse the Biomedicine HDR Students Handbook. Then find out more about applying for honours within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy is offered in every faculty as the primary research master’s degree available to prospective research students, and is conducted over two years of full-time study. It will train you in research methodology and techniques, and engage you in advanced, critical evaluation of literature and results.

The School of Biomedicine also offers a number of Master of Philosophy specialisations.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is our flagship research award and is the standard qualification for a research career or academic position. It is a stepping stone to a range of career opportunities and involves three to four years of research for a full-time candidate.

Research project supervision

A key component of a successful postgraduate research experience is finding the right topic, and the best supervisor to help you achieve your investigative goals. Depending on your area of interest, there are two main avenues through which you can start this process.

For a comprehensive overview of research within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, you can explore all faculty research areas