Graduate research

Pursue a career in research or academia and delve deeper into your area of interest through a Doctor of Philosophy or a Master of Philosophy in Science or Agriculture.

Graduate research courses

What do our alumni say?

(Earning my PhD) gave me a lot more confidence. It gave me a sense of achievement. It took a lot of effort, but it was worth it. Dr Cathy McAuley, PhD – Agricultural Sciences Read Cathy's story
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Kylie is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne in the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub.
My PhD research assessed the benefit of building road-crossing structures to improve the connectivity of tree-based mammal populations. I believe that human-caused biodiversity loss is unnecessary and unacceptable. I believe we can do better. And I believe science can help us do that. Dr Kylie Soanes PhD, Wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist

How do I find a supervisor?

Throughout your PhD you’ll be guided by a supervisor who’s an expert in their field, and there are a few ways to find the one that's right for you:

Browse our research groups

Our school is home to many world-renowned experts carrying out groundbreaking research in a broad range of fields. Once you've found something you're excited about, follow the links to a potential supervisor's Find an Expert profile and send them a message.

Meet our researchers

Explore our research opportunities

Explore the supervisors and research projects that are currently available for PhD, Masters and Honours students. Once you've found something you're excited about, follow the links to a potential supervisor's Find an Expert profile and send them a message.

Supervisor and project directory

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, and 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.

Scholarships at Melbourne

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