Population and Global Health

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The Population and Global Health Graduate Research Program is a supplementary learning opportunity to enrich your graduate research experience. The program offers an opportunity to share your research with other disciplines and expand your peer network.

You can find existing Graduate Research courses using our Find a Course search.


The Population and Global Health Graduate Research Program is a multidisciplinary PhD program. It is delivered through the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

The program provides an engaging and practical skills-based training environment and cohort experience for our graduate researchers.

As a candidate, the program enables you to maximise the value of your graduate research experience. It also helps you to make informed choices about your future career path.

It will focus on:

  • public health
  • health policy
  • global health
  • epidemiology and biostatistics.

The objectives of the program are to provide:

  • a supportive and inclusive environment
  • improved connection and interaction with peers and faculty
  • engagement with the graduate researcher Alumni network
  • support for graduate researchers in their transition to the workforce
  • guidance and training in preparing for potential career opportunities.


  • All workshops and seminars are optional to attend. However, all graduate researchers are highly encouraged to attend as much of the program as possible - both to benefit from the program and to connect with other graduate researchers in the School.
  • A Certificate of Attendance can also be provided (on request).


This program will bring together graduate researchers from the following centres:

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Equity, Health Policy
  • Mental Health
  • Nossal Institute for Global Health
  • Global Burden of Disease Group.

Graduate researchers in other schools and departments across the University of Melbourne are also welcome to join the program if they find the sessions relevant to their topic of research.

Program structure:

  • Workshops that run for 1-1.5 days. These will be conducted throughout the year, with themed sessions that are relevant to graduate researchers at all levels
  • On-going monthly seminar series on PhD skills and research specialty topics, relevant to population and global health
  • Online forum via Teams
  • Structured mentoring program.


All graduate researchers enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy degree by research at the University of Melbourne are eligible to join the program.

If you’re a current University of Melbourne PhD candidate

All graduate researchers enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy by research at the School of Population and Global health will be automatically enrolled into the PhD program.

Please fill in this form to update your preferred contact details, your thesis topic, and what you would like to gain from the program.

Contact us with any queries.

If you want to apply for a PhD at the University of Melbourne

  • Visit Study to learn how to apply.
  • Once you’re accepted as a PhD candidate, contact us to learn more about the program.