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Postgraduate research degrees

UTS: Graduate School of Health offers doctoral and masters by research degrees in the following disciplines:

Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy 

Master of Clinical Psychology (Research)


Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Orthoptics (Research)


Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Research)

Master of Pharmacy (Research)


Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Physiotherapy (Research)

How to apply

Step 1:
Identify your proposed area of research, and potential supervisor/s. Future research students are encouraged to view the school's:

Step 2:
Make an enquiry to UTS: Graduate School of Health. This helps us to connect you to a supervisor and start your application process.

Step 3:
The school’s research team will help guide you through this step.

Domestic students should follow the research degree application process outlined by the Graduate Research School.

International students should visit UTS International for comprehensive information on the application process, fees and English language requirements.

Application dates

Expressions of interest are currently being sought for 2017 commencement.

Note: it is important for candidates to contact UTS: Graduate School of Health and arrange supervision before the application is submitted.


UTS: Graduate School of Health offers a range of scholarships for PhD students. Visit our scholarships page for details.


Local students (citizens of Australia and New Zealand and permanent residents of Australia) currently have their course fees met through the Commonwealth Government’s Research Training Scheme (opens to external site). However, students are responsible for other fees incurred by their project (eg. software, photocopying, transport).

International students should visit the UTS International website for information on international student fees.

Class Hours

Graduate School of Health research degree students are expected to attend meetings as negotiated with their supervisor and are encouraged to attend student group meetings. You will also be expected to attend workshops and seminars that will help in the development of their project and in their capabilities as a researcher.

Research degree students are expected to work on their project for 48 weeks of the year. During this time students need to spend an average of 35 hours per week working on their project for full-time students and 18 hours for part-time students. Generally, a PhD is completed in 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time. There are comfortable spaces reserved for research students to work on campus so there is the opportunity to participate in our scholarly community on a full or part-time basis.