RMIT has a strong reputation for research and teaching in fundamental science and advanced molecular technologies. Our innovative programs and projects address real-world issues essential to Australia’s innovation agenda.
The School of Science has innovative programs and projects that address issues essential to Australia’s innovation agenda.
Research within this discipline uses molecular approaches to diagnose and synthesise solutions for disease and environmental problems.
Under expert supervision, you will develop your skills and join researchers already active in:
- aquatic and marine biology
- ecotoxicology (biomarkers for environmental pollutants)
- environmental and molecular approaches to diagnose and develop solutions for disease, agricultural and environmental problems
- genomics and sequencing techniques applied to various organisms
- microbiology (food, medical and environmental biotechnology, vaccine development, fundamentals of pathogen/host interactions)
- plant biology (plant biotechnology and genomics, molecular plant breeding, ecotoxicogenomics, fire and environmental ecology)
This Applied Biology and Biotechnology program from RMIT University may be undertaken in a project, thesis with publication or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s.
You will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, scientific and industrial research laboratories.
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- Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
- Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
- Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Start date: Continuous
DisciplinesBiology Biotechnology View 3 other PhDs in Biology in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS number: 079683D
The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:
- a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
- a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
- evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development
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International34560 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34560 AUD per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Melbourne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.