Doctor of Philosophy in Optometry

Doctor of Philosophy in Optometry 2019 Handbook


Applicants should have an appropriate Bachelor's degree with Honours from the University of New South Wales or an equivalent qualification from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the Faculty of Science Higher Degree Committee. In some cases, the applicant may be required to carry out a qualifying program before being permitted to enrol. Applicants without a first-class honours degree are usually enrolled initially as MSc candidates.

Applicants for admission to our research programs should first contact the Postgraduate Coordinator (Dr Maria Markoulli) and complete the School's expression of interest form to identify their proposed area of research and suitable supervision.

Information regarding the UNSW application process and scholarship opportunities for domestic and international students can be found at

Important note regarding entry into PhD Program
Students who wish to be considered for entry into the PhD program on the basis of successful completion of the MOptom Research Project course OPTM7308 will be expected to achieve a grade of High Distinction and good referees' reports for their Research Project thesis.