PhD & MPhil

  • A Guide to PhD committees

    For students, supervisors and committee members a guide detailing how PhD committees work can be downloaded here.

    The 6 month Pre Confirmation form can be downloaded here .

    A guide to the outcomes of Confirmation can be found here .

  • Graduate Student Travel Award
    photo of Emma McHugh
    Emma McHugh used the Travel Award to attend the Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Wood’s Hole, USA
    Estella Newcombe used the Travel Award to attend the Hereditary Disease Foundation “Milton Wexler Celebration of Life” Conference, which was in Boston MA and brought all fields of Huntington’s disease research from around the world together. She presented a poster, got some great feedback and ate lobster for the first time! “Attending this meeting was especially interesting because I hadn’t had much to do with the clinical aspect of Huntington’s Disease, so it was great to put that together with the work we do on the proteins involved.”

    The Graduate Student Travel Award application form is available to download here PDF, 37.69 KB.

    1. Obtain a quote for your travel costs (e.g. flights, accommodation, conference registration).
    2. Email the completed form together with the quote (as a pdf or screenshot) to Research Training Coordinator: Justine Mintern.
    3. Justine will approve your application within 14 days and provide information as to how your funds will be received.

    Travel Insurance: Apply at least 7 days prior to departure!

    1. Go to:
    2. Register for travel insurance
    3. Nominate your supervisor as Initial Staff Approver, nominate Justine Mintern as Final Staff Approver.
  • Graduate Research Hub

    This is a University Resource for graduate researchers. There is no specific Departmental information but the Hub does contain a wealth of information and contacts for graduate researchers with a number of guides that include:

    1. Getting Started
    2. Roles and Responsibilities Being a Candidate
    3. Developing my skills
    4. Confirmation
    5. Making changes
    6. Preparing my thesis
    7. Examination
    8. Planning my future
    9. Getting support

    Visit the Graduate Research Hub.

  • Leave

    Want to go on holiday? Need to take leave? Here is the Department’s policy on leave during your PhD.

  • Departmental contacts

    PhD & MPhil Students

    Dr Justine Mintern - Research Training Coordinator
    Phone: +61 8344 2976 (42976 if calling from a landline phone here on campus)
    Location: Rm 230 Level 02, Bio21 Institute, Parkville