Graduate research degrees

Our research covers nearly every facet of physics and we have links throughout the University to a host of other research schools and colleges

Physics at ANU offers two graduate research programs – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Both of these programs are undertaken by research only and do not have a coursework component. A major thesis is a sole form of assessment for these awards. The Master of Philosophy can be undertaken as a standalone qualification or as a recognized pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The duration of the Masters of Philosophy degrees are usually 2 years full-time and the Doctor of Philosophy 3 to 4 years full time. Both degrees can be pursued on a part-time basis. However, part-time study is not available to international students and most scholarship holders. Our students have access to unique facilities and work with world-class experts in a variety of fields.

Studying Physics at ANU will connect you with the best educators in the country, a host of national facilities and a global research network.

We also offer joint and dual award programs – a joint PhD program in Physics with the National University of Singapore and a dual award PhD program with the University of Malaya. If you would like to do your postgraduate research with us, please read information on how to apply.

Our students have come to us from over 30 countries – we look forward to welcoming you too.

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