Doctor of Philosophy in Vision Science

At a glance
Doctor of Philosophy in Vision Science Handbook
Duration: 3 to 4 years

Overview

Research for a PhD in Vision Science can be carried out over a diverse range of areas as reflected by the variety of backgrounds of our current staff and postgraduate students. Areas in which postgraduate students may undertake research include:
  • vision science,
  • visual psychophysics,
  • pure and applied research and clinical significance,
  • optical imaging or
  • ocular biology research.

Length of Study

3 to 4 years of advanced study full time (or part time equivalent), leading to the submission of a thesis. Minimum duration is 3 years.

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall have been awarded an appropriate Bachelors 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 Research Degree Committee. In some cases, the applicant may be required to carry out a qualifying program before being permitted to enrol.

Candidates may be admitted to the PhD program after one year's full-time enrolment in a Masters by Research program, with the approval of the Faculty of Science Higher Research Degrees Committee. Candidates may also be permitted to downgrade from a PhD to an MSc, with the approval of the Faulty of Science Postgraduate affairs Committee

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Further information

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 https://research.unsw.edu.au/future-students.

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.