As a dedicated Research Centre, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) is an ideal environment in which to complete a PhD. Students are fully integrated into Centre activities, including staff meetings, seminars and social events. Weekly in-house seminars are held at which staff and students discuss research projects. The Centre has an active PhD group which meets monthly.
PhD students at CHERE will have a minimum of three supervisors. The primary supervisor will be from CHERE.
In line with the UTS Doctoral Study Plan, PhD students at CHERE are expected to complete their thesis in three stages. At the completion of each Stage, an assessment occurs, consisting of a presentation and submission of a document. Successful completion of Stage 1 indicates confirmation of candidature. Successful completion of Stage 3 confirms that the student is ready to submit the thesis for examination. It is expected that each Stage will take approximately two semesters to complete (six semesters in total).
Coursework is not a compulsory aspect of a PhD at CHERE. However, it is encouraged and tailored at an individual level to develop and build on the knowledge and skills of each student.
You may also want to look at some thesis topics of our current research degree students.
Please send all enquiries to Professor Deborah Street (CHERE post-graduate coordinator)
Expression of interest
Learn about how to complete your Expression of Interest, important dates, deadlines and other requested supporting documents.
Note that completing an Expression of Interest, and providing us with this information before you formally apply to enrol for a Research degree saves significant time where a formal application is deemed unlikely to be successful, and also speeds up the process of application where feedback from the relevant Discipline Group indicates that an application would likely be supported.