1. Handbook
  2. Courses
  3. Doctor of Medical Science

Doctor of Medical Science (J15AA)

Doctorate by ResearchYear: 2018 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

Or view archived Handbooks

Overview

Award titleDoctor of Medical Science
Year & campus2018 — Parkville
CRICOS code066156A
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Research
AQF level 10
Duration4 years full-time, or equivalent part-time

The Doctor of Medical Science (DMedSc) is a graduate research doctorate offered by the Melbourne Medical School to medical graduates of the University of Melbourne and other recognised universities. The DMedSc enrolled candidature course (J15AA) is designed for medical graduates to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research at the doctoral research level.

Intake

  • Students may commence the Higher Degree by Research at any time during the year between 1st March and 31 October. Commencement between 1st and 28th February or between 1st and 30th November may be approved subject to approval of the proposed principal supervisor. Commencement in January or December is not permitted.
  • Commencement in the degree is subject to prior arrangement with their nominated supervisor and the Learning and Teaching Unit. (Scholarships have separate rules and students should seek approval from Melbourne Scholarships to vary their scholarship commencement).
  • Please check with the relevant academic unit prior to making any arrangements for enrolment or travel.

Policies
A range of University policies and procedures apply to Higher Degrees by Research and students should familiarise themselves with these policies via the University of Melbourne Policy Library.

Rules and regulations relating to the Doctor of Medical Science govern the teaching out of the Doctor of Medicine (research doctorate) degree (550AA and 550TC). The last intake for the Doctor of Medicine (research doctorate) was 2009.

Last updated: 23 October 2017