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April 9, 2015

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department of Psychiatry

This program is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in psychiatric research. It aims to provide students with the skills to work as scholars in their chosen domain of specialisation, such as but not limited to, biological psychiatry, perinatal/ child psychiatry, adult psychiatry, old age psychiatry and social psychiatry. This PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis of approximately 80,000 – 100,000 words that summarises the research program that the student has undertaken under supervision from a member of the Department of Psychiatry. The findings of the research is expected to make a significant new contribution to the discipline.

It also provides qualified students with a unique opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original research in China in their chosen field of specialisation (No Mandarin language requirement, travel scholarship provided with an identified supervisor in China host organisation).


Three years, full-time.

Admissions and applications

In July 2011 the university moved to a paper-based graduate research degree application process.  More information on the new process is available at