Bond University

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences and Medicine)

Bond University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 063150J

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) must be significant original research. During the course of the degree the candidate will further develop their specialist knowledge and have deep methodological capacity. Depending on the field of specialisation, the degree culminates in an 80,000-word thesis. A Doctor of Philosophy is an internationally recognised research degree and is a pathway to an academic or research career.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences and Medicine) allows you to undertake supervised research studies in one or more of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine's research areas and groups.

Potential areas for research opportunity include:

  • Anatomy
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Genetics
  • Health Professions Education
  • Immunology
  • Indigenous Health
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology/Pharmacology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Management
  • Stem Cells
  • Urology

Professional outcomes

The Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences and Medicine) provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, research and industry.

Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive, technical and research skills in a discipline area to independently and systematically generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to a discipline or area of professional practice.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 38,410 Per Year
Start date: 11 May 2020
07 September 2020
Duration: Maximum of 48 months/4 years
Study mode: Full time

Bond University

14 University Drive
Gold Coast Queensland 4226

Entry criteria

The minimum requirements for this program is a University Bachelor's Degree with Honours (First Class or 2A) or a research Master's Degree in a relevant discipline, with evidence of the ability to conduct supervised research; or a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty Research Committee.

Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) - 185 (No sub score less than 176); IELTS score 7.0 (No sub score less than 6.5); Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 65; Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) - 98.


Bond University
14 University Drive
Gold Coast Queensland 4226