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The Department of Pathology provides high quality postgraduate learning opportunities by strongly supporting postgraduate students both academically and financially, as well as providing study space, access to computers, IT support and all necessary research facilities and resources.

In their thesis year students are eligible to apply for scholarships and awards. Where students are unsuccessful in applying for financial support, the Department will endeavour to provide support by way of a Departmental Award.

Postgraduate students benefit from a strong support network within the Department involving fellow postgraduates and senior staff, including a postgraduate group meeting at least once a month to discuss research issues; the opportunity to present seminars on special topics; and a weekly journal club where students can present articles in an informal setting. A number of ad hoc activities are also organised on a regular basis.

Postgraduate students can earn extra money by demonstrating in courses taught by the Department—to medical, dental, physiotherapy, physical education, medical laboratory science, and science students.

Applying for a PhD

If you are interested in applying for a PhD in the Department of Pathology, you must first read the instructions for finding potential supervisors.

Once you have done this and you are still interested in further investigating PhD study, please email the Department of Pathology's postgraduate coordinator and provide the following information:

  • Brief CV
  • Academic Transcript
  • Paragraph outlining your areas of research interest (1/2 page max)
  • If English is your second language, we will require information on your English language competence, including standards achieved in any formal tests taken.
  • View the required English language standards here

Any other enquiries please contact the Department's postgraduate coordinator:

Dr Heather Cunliffe

Department of Pathology

Hercus Building

Corner Great King and Hanover Streets


Tel +64 3 479 7436