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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Medical & Biological Science

Become a leading researcher, contributing important ideas to the medical field, with a doctoral degree in Medical and Biological Sciences.

PhD in Medical & Biological Science at VU
We offer world-class facilities, support and expertise in a range of medical-research areas. Our specialisations include medical physiology, immunology, pharmacology, and metabolism and inflammation. You’ll use your original thesis to investigate and improve human health and life-quality in these areas:

  • clinical and community health
  • immunology in chronic diseases
  • advanced food systems and nutrition sciences
  • lifestyle-associated diseases
  • musculoskeletal diseases
  • population health research and policy
  • measurements in health.

These broad topics encompass mental health, pregnancy, substance misuse, immunology, cancer, and much more. Our research-based teaching means you’ll graduate job-ready for a medical-science career, or an advisory role in government or the community.

You’ll finish your PhD as an independent science researcher, with the skills to present your findings in public presentations and publications.

Campus Information

St Albans Campus

Our St Albans Campus is a hub for health and nutrition research. It also specialises in arts and science programs. Our nursing and biomedical science students complete a large part of their studies at the new teaching and research centre at Sunshine Hospital alongside medical professionals. The campus has a modern community feel and is set in gardens of native grasses and gum trees. It’s a relaxed, friendly place to study, with a children’s centre, a gym, and award-winning architecture.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

A PhD in medical and biological sciences prepares you for high-level roles in a variety of settings. If you’ve chosen to focus on lab work, you’ll be well placed for a medical-laboratory scientist role. Other careers include management or research in health care, government, community, or academia.

PSW Opportunity

  • 4 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree with thesis; 
    or
  • admissible bachelor degree Completed with a degree classification (as awarded on degree certificate) of first Division with Distinction (70%).

English Language Requirement

  • Achieved an IELTS, (Academic Module) result with an overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6) or equivalent and completed a Masters degree or a relevant four year undergraduate degree with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.