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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

See UNSW Higher Degree Research Learning Outcomes.



Study Level


Typical duration

3 to 4 Years

Delivery Mode


Academic Calendar

Research Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Doctor of Philosophy


Doctor of Philosophy - PhD



Entry Requirements

Additional Information

If you are considering applying for a PhD at UNSW you will need to make contact with the relevant School or Faculty. This is necessary in order to establish that your research interests and those of the School and Faculty are aligned, and that there is a suitable supervisor for your particular area of research. Prospective students are strongly advised to make contact with potential supervisors before applying for research study at the University.

Please refer to the following web-pages for further information on how to apply, scholarships, thesis preparation and other research related matters:

For further information on policies, procedures and forms, see the Graduate Research website.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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