If you are passionate about adding to the quality and quantity of knowledge in your field, join us and contribute to life-changing research.
We are dedicated to the advancement of societal, animal and environmental well-being through cross-disciplinary and collaborative research spanning food production and security, animal health and welfare, veterinary public health and zoonoses, rural resiliance and agricultural economics and climate change, water and land management.
Follow your passion
There are a wide-range of projects and teams for you to join across the faculty.
To improve the outcome of your research application we strongly recommend that you make yourself familiar with the research teams and projects in our faculty before making your application.
You can explore the breadth and depth of research in our faculty and discover projects and supervisors via our Research Projects page.
To be eligible for a research higher degree, applicants must have a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of 75%.
Applicants who do not have a four-year honours degree, must demonstrate they have conducted a research project equivalent to 25% of a year's full-time study at fourth-year, or master's level.
How to apply
Applications for candidature are open on a rolling basis. There are two rounds for scholarship applications and the deadlines are 31 October (for commencement the following year) and 30 April (for commencement in the same calendar year).
If you are interested in applying for a Research Higher Degree please submit an expression of interest form so we can contact potential supervisors on your behalf. Please do not contact supervisors directly.
Expressions of Interest*
Submitting the Expression of Interest form does not take the place of a formal application. It is required to help establish whether you are eligible to apply for a Research Higher Degree with the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
You will need to provide the following information on the Expression of Interest form:
- contact information,
- your study history
- details of your research interests,
- and demonstrate completion of the English language requirements.
Once you've completed and confirmed these sections you will be asked to upload the following information:
- your CV (mandatory),
- your academic transcript (mandatory),
- any supporting documentation (e.g., publications, abstract of Masters thesis) as a single file.
Upon completion you will receive an email detailing your application which will act as a receipt of application.
*Please note - an EOI is not required if you already have the support of a prospective supervisor.
Doctor of Philosophy (Agriculture)
Undertake a substantial piece of original research, under academic supervision.
Doctor of Philosophy (Veterinary Science)
Demonstrate a significant command of knowledge in your chosen field.
Master of Philosophy (Agriculture)
Produce a thesis that demonstrates a critical application of specialist knowledge.
Master of Philosophy (Veterinary Science)
Develop specialist knowledge in the area of your research.