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 degree is up to 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. 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 offer international dual award PhD opportunities at universities across the world. A dual award PhD provide you with access to expertise, facilities and research training opportunities in other institutions, opportunities to build networks and collaborate with the leading experts in your field and enhance you research career prospects. 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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Updated:  22 March 2023/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPhys/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster