Course guide: Graduate research

Everything you need to know about PhD studies in the Faculty of Science. We recommend bookmarking this page and referring back to it often.

Welcome to graduate research at Melbourne

Welcome to the Faculty of Science! You are about to commence on an exciting and challenging journey, and we're here to support you and your research with resources, advice and a range of events to help you engage with your research community, develop professional skills, manage your mental health, and promote your research.

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Managing your research degree

Whether you're just starting out or getting ready to submit your thesis, find out what to expect at every milestone.

Enhancing your research experience

Learn how to make your research – and your time here at the Faculty of Science – as enjoyable and successful as they can be.

Events to enhance your research experience

We're dedicated to delivering a suite of events designed to enhance your research experience, including:

  • Thesis bootcamps for those in early and late stages of candidature
  • Wellbeing seminars
  • Our GR Professional Skills Series
  • Volunteering opportunities and much more.

The full suite of graduate researcher events

Build your academic skills

Studying at university requires you to think, write and demonstrate your knowledge in new and challenging ways – but there are many services available to help you do it. Access resources now

Add an internship to your degree

PhD candidates have the opportunity to undertake an internship following the submission of their thesis. Find out more about PhD internships

Upcoming Faculty events