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Vision Science - 1487

Program Summary

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Research
Typical Duration: 3 Years
Typical UOC Per Semester: 24
Min UOC Per Semester: 6
Max UOC Per Semester: 24
Min UOC For Award: 144
Doctor of Philosophy (Research)

Program Description

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.
Admission 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 years 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
English language requirements also apply. Please refer to the web link: Future Students Postgrad Research

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please refer to the School of Optometry and Vision Science .
School of Optometry and Vision Science Postgraduate by Research

Program Structure

Please refer to program Summary above.

Academic Rules


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