From Indigenous knowledge to artificial intelligence, from climate change to cultural preservation. Research at the University of Melbourne is adding to human knowledge and understanding so that society can thrive. It is also translating discovery into meaningful, practical impact to benefit all of us.

We value research as a fundamental form of learning. Empowered by a sense of place, and the people we work with. Success requires collaboration, not just between scholars, but with community, industry and government.

Explore the precincts, people, platforms and multidisciplinary research bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise – and pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge.

Research Areas

  • Biomedical Engineering Innovation
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Comprehensive Cancer
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Indigenous Settler Relations
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Medical Biology
  • Mental Health
  • Migration, Statelessness and Refugee Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • One Health
  • Population and Global Health

Funding

  • More funding information and application deadline available here.
  • Prospective students can apply for scholarships for research study, or competitive grants as a professional researcher. Detailed information


 

Testimonials

“When starting a PhD, one question that most likely comes to everybody’s mind is: “Will I be up to the task of finishing a PhD?” My advice is to have some respect for the task at hand, but not too much. It is good to read relevant literature and to find academics in one’s field who can serve as models, but it is at least as important to leave room for one’s own ideas and to develop the self-confidence to pursue them.”
Dr Miriam Guenther, PhD , Department of Management and Marketing

Research Projects

MELB Projects

University:University of Melbourne
Faculty:Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Project Start Date:There are two intakes per year: January-June and July-December
Application Deadline:Round 1 Applications close 31 October
Supervisor Name:Aradhana Deoki
Location (City/Campus):Parkville Precinct
 
Project Description:

The School of Biomedical Sciences is part of Australia’s largest biomedical research faculty. Our researchers are undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Please review the projects available through our website.

Funding Information:RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information
Categories : PhD Health Sciences | MELB Projects
University:University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School
Faculty:Faculty of Business and Economics
Project Start Date:Ongoing
Application Deadline:Ongoing - applications are considered at any time
Supervisor Name:-
Location (City/Campus):
Melbourne, Victoria
 
Project Description:The Department of Business Administration offers a PhD stream in Business Administration and Analytics that can be taken over 3 years full time (1 year extension available). High-achieving students can undertake research in one or more areas of specialisation. Here, under the supervision of internationally renowned researchers, our PhD students produce cutting-edge research, in preparation for placement in leading academic institutions and organisations worldwide. At the Melbourne Business School, we pride ourselves on fostering close working relationships between graduate researchers and leading scholars. Our small cohorts ensure a stimulating and collaborative learning environment. The Doctoral Program in Business Administration and Analytics is typically undertaken for up to 4 years (full-time equivalent) or up to 8 years (part-time). The thesis-only Doctoral Program in Business Administration and Analytics provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to work directly with award-winning researchers who specialise in a wide variety of disciplines. Home to Australia’s first MBA and executive education programs, the Melbourne Business School has been advancing business knowledge since 1955. Its academic faculty are leading experts in a broad range of business administration and analytics specialisations. Here, under the supervision of world-class researchers, our PhD students produce the highest calibre of research, in preparation for their placements in top institutions and organisations worldwide. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy signifies that the holder has undertaken a substantial piece of original research, which has been conducted and reported by the holder under proper academic supervision and in a research environment for a prescribed period. In scope, the PhD thesis differs from a Masters by Research thesis chiefly by its deeper and more comprehensive treatment of the chosen subject. It is written succinctly, in English, unless approval has been given for the thesis to be written in a language other than English. The normal length of a PhD thesis is 80,000 words, exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices. About Business Administration: Candidates in the Business Administration PhD will undertake research in a wide range of academic areas including accounting, economics, econometrics, finance, human resource management, international business, management science, marketing, organisational behaviour, statistics, and strategic management. Supervision is available from a diverse group of internationally-renowned researchers from across the Melbourne Business School’s departments and disciplines. About Business Analytics: In today's business environment, companies increasingly compete on their ability to convert large and rich databases into improved insights and decisions. The approaches used to achieve this often involve advanced statistical and econometric modelling, machine learning and AI algorithms, and optimal decision-making systems. A PhD in the business analytics specialisation usually involves methodological research in one or more of these areas, along with application of these analytical approaches in one or more functional area, such as in accounting, marketing, finance or logistics. Candidates for this degree typically have a background in mathematics, statistics, operations research, computer science, economics or engineering, with a desire to undertake research in solving important business problems.
Categories : PhD Business | MELB Projects
University:University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School
Faculty:Faculty of Business and Economics
Project Start Date:Ongoing
Application Deadline:Ongoing - applications are considered at any time
Supervisor Name:-
Location (City/Campus):
Melbourne, Victoria
 
Project Description:

Located within the Department of Economics, the world-renowned Centre for Actuarial Studies is one of the seven teaching units that are fully accredited by the Actuaries Institute with leading researchers in actuarial studies and financial mathematics. It has been designated a Centre of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the US Society of Actuaries (SOA). The Centre for Actuarial Studies holds a Joint Seminar Series on Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics. Graduate Research candidates form an integral part of the Centre and are strongly encouraged to participate in its research and teaching activities. The working environment for graduate research students is first class, with excellent library and computing facilities. The Centre can offer PhD supervision in several areas, including:

  • Risk theory
  • Investment models
  • Survival analysis
  • Financial mathematics
  • Derivative pricing
  • Applied probability
  • Mortality modelling
  • Longevity risk
  • Climate change risk
Funding Information:Generous scholarships (full fee waivers and a stipend of AUD$30,000 per year) are available for high-performing applicants through the University of Melbourne. Top-up funding of AUD $10,000 available for research, experiments and conferences during the research phase of the program.
Categories : PhD Business | MELB Projects
University:University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School
Faculty:Faculty of Business and Economics
Project Start Date:Semester 1 intake 2022
Application Deadline:31 August, 2021
Supervisor Name:-
Location (City/Campus):
Melbourne, Victoria
 
Project Description:The Doctoral Program in Accounting at the University of Melbourne uses the talents of the Asia-Pacific's leading accounting researchers in the Department of Accounting. Our renowned academics publish regularly in the world's premier accounting and business information systems journals and have built a teaching and research profile of international significance. The program is made up of a 2-year Master of Commerce coursework program followed by a 3-year PhD. Our PhD graduates have accepted positions at leading institutions both within Australia and internationally including the Australian National University, Monash University, Columbia University, Minnesota State University, Fordham and Singapore Management University. Many of our academic staff have experience in industry and the profession, and provide advice as consultants and expert witnesses. They have the experience to blend theoretical and practical knowledge in their teaching.
Funding Information:Generous scholarships (full fee waivers and a stipend of AUD $30,000 per year) are available for high-performing applicants through the University of Melbourne. Top-up funding of AUD $10,000 available for research, experiments and conferences during the research phase of the program.
Categories : PhD Business | MELB Projects