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Prospective research students

Admission requirements
PhD Scholarship Opportunities

Admission requirements

The School of Biomedical Sciences offers two higher degrees by research (HDR): Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The MPhil degree is awarded for the successful completion of a thesis or a combination of a thesis and coursework in which the coursework component does not exceed one third of the master program. In all cases the thesis must in the opinion of examiners be a substantial original contribution to the knowledge or understanding of a field of study and demonstrate the capacity of the candidate to conceive, design and carry to completion independent research. Enrolment can be either full-time or part-time and for a minimum of one year and a maximum period of two years of equivalent full-time study. Students seeking admission need to meet the eligibility criteria.

The PhD degree is awarded for the successful completion of a thesis or a combination of a thesis and coursework in which the coursework component does not exceed one third of the doctoral program. In all cases the thesis must in the opinion of examiners be a substantial original contribution to the knowledge or understanding of a field of study and demonstrate the capacity of the candidate to conceive, design and carry to completion independent research. The doctoral candidate should uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative re-interpretation of known data and established ideas. Enrolment can be either full-time or part-time and for a minimum of two years and a maximum period of four years of equivalent full-time study. Students seeking admission need to meet the eligibility criteria.

For further information on fees, scholarships and application for admission download the advice to prospective students. Enquiries should be directed to the School Research Administration Ofiicer, Jennifer Talbot.

PhD Scholarship Opportunities

Metabolic Signalling Research Group – PhD Positions Available

Overview

The Metabolic Signalling Research Group is a group working to study the cell signalling processes that regulate energy homeostasis and their contribution to diseases such as type II diabetes and cancer. Located at Curtin University within the School of Biomedical Sciences, this group is internationally recognised and at the forefront of signal transduction research. The Metabolic Signalling Research Group now has opportunities and scholarships available for suitably experienced and qualified candidates to work on PhD projects investigating metabolic disease. Specific project topics that are available include:
• the role of G-Protein Coupled Receptor/ABC transporters loop in chronic diseases
• the role of class-II Phosphoinositide 3-Kinases in chronic diseases

The positions available fall within the new CHIRI Institute PhD program. This program offers a unique opportunity for students to participate in an international training scheme in biomedical sciences. Candidates in this program will receive specialised training in biomedical technologies. The scholarship is equivalent to APA rates (approx. $25,000 pa, top ups available for excellent candidates).

For additional information on selection criteria download the PDF file. Please submit all applications and queries for more information to Prof Marco Falasca: marco.falasca@curtin.edu.au

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