Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A PhD is one of the highest degrees that can be awarded. It is an advanced academic qualification seen as a requirement for the majority of academic and research positions in a wide range of fields and industries.

The aim of the PhD is to foster the development of independent research skills. These skills include the capacity to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in a relevant disciplinary area.

Duration: 3.5 years (full time)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

An MPhil is an internationally recognised postgraduate research degree that involves undertaking a significant research project. The MPhil program provides students with an opportunity to develop and enhance analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field. Many MPhil students choose to continue with their research in order to obtain a PhD. Likewise, some PhD students elect to finish early with an MPhil.

Duration: 1.5 years (full time)

Honours (PGBSc(Hons))

The Honours program provides students with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in an area of interest under the supervision of an academic staff member. Students will acquire skills which will enable them to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government, or to proceed to a research higher degree.

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) - Environmental Toxicology

Graduates in environmental toxicology quantify and monitor toxic substances in the environment and evaluate their effects on biota and humans. At the interface of environmental sciences, biology, chemistry and toxicology, this major addresses the need of societies to identify the problems associated with environmental toxins, to facilitate assessment of risks and to implement regulation.