Postgraduate Research

Higher Degree Research

Master of Science (research)

View our two research programs below:

Admission Requirements

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 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 on the research website

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.

The School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW was the ideal place for me to pursue my PhD studies. The training and guidance I received at UNSW and from my mentors at the Brien Holden Vision Institute have equipped me with the skillset necessary to be successful in my career. I enjoyed working with my mentors and the various faculty members at UNSW who supported me in everything I did. I am especially appreciative of the level of care and encouragement that I received during my PhD studies. My interactions with UNSW faculty have resulted in some life-long friendships. Pursuing a PhD on this beautiful campus at one of the most beautiful cities in the world would surely be a wonderful experience.

  • Carolina Kunnen, BOptom, BHealth, PhD