Your study experience

Learn about support services, your research responsibilities, and academic skills development.

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Make the most of your time here

We recognise that completing your graduate research degree is more than just obtaining a qualification. It’s about forging lifelong connections and laying the foundations for long-term working relationships.

While you’re on your journey, it’s also about socialising, sharing ideas, relaxing and staying healthy. Our campuses are situated in the heart of Australia’s leading scientific and cultural precincts – perfectly located to help you make these connections.

We appreciate that your research success is a shared responsibility between you and us. We’re here to ensure you understand your obligations, and can access the infrastructure and expertise that you need to complete your research.

We also have internships and mentoring programs that will help you develop relationships that may lead to postdoc opportunities.

Wherever you're from, you’ll feel at home on campus and in Melbourne – Australia’s second-largest city and a vibrant multicultural hub.

I manage proteomics, biobanking and stem cells products. And the knowledge I gained during my PhD has helped me talk confidently about what we offer.

Dr Umesh Nair

Life after research

After you complete your PhD, you could be:

  • working in a tech start up to develop an app for forecasting seizures
  • consulting to the government and not for profit sector on ways to reduce family violence
  • travelling internationally to advise researchers on the latest in research technology.

These are just some of the pathways our PhD graduates have taken. Which direction will you take?  Explore their stories.

We’ll help you to conduct your research in a responsible and ethical way.

Responsible research

Researchers at the University are expected to conduct their research ethically and responsibly. Learn more about authorship and ethics approval.

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Commercialising your research

Understanding intellectual property and copyright can be challenging. We’re here to help you manage these aspects of your research.

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Engage with industry

We help you engage with industry, through internships, mentoring, partnerships and work experience.