Introducing UC’s new PhD Plus
Our recently refreshed Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Plus) has been transformed to boost your post-PhD career prospects.
Offering a unique mix of industry placements, research projects, skills development, mentorship and networking opportunities, PhD Plus students have the ability to advance their career in academia or industry.
You’ll be encouraged to think big, be entrepreneurial, find innovative solutions to real-world problems and positively impact society along the way. So why settle for a PhD, when you can have a PhD Plus?
Design a degree that meets your individual interests while advancing your career prospects.
Join UC’s dynamic and collaborative research team, featuring world-renowned experts in their fields.
Add optional ‘Plus’ elements to your PhD like internships, exchanges, research pitches, mentoring and more.
A competitive edge
Stand out in a highly competitive job market with skills to help you succeed in academia or industry.
Diversify your skillset, establish new networks, and gain valuable work experience outside of academia. Participate in a paid or voluntary internship or placement in industry, government, non-government organisations, community or not-for-profit groups.
Partner with a UC alumni or a member of industry to grow your personal and professional networks. Through the guidance and direction of your mentor, be empowered to develop as a researcher and increase your visibility as an emerging expert in your field.
Gain insight into industry thanks to an industry advisor on your supervisory panel. Benefit from shared experience, while connecting with industry professionals to learn how to best engage with industry and how your research can translate into business.
Develop your researcher profile, while refining your ability to pitch your findings to a range of audiences. Use social media to promote your research and build your networks, while pitching to news and media outlets. Participate in our Three-Minute Thesis research pitch or compete for research funding.
Discover the collection of data outside of a laboratory with an international and national fieldwork or lab work exchange. Whether it be at another university, organisation or research institute, this allows you to gain firsthand experience in your research area.
Produce impactful research with an entrepreneurship or commercialisation opportunity. Bring your ideas to life and opportunity to implement innovative strategies through UC’s student incubator, research consultancy, practicum and exhibition or creative work/publication.
Expand your horizons as a doctoral candidate, putting your knowledge into practice in a new environment. Engage as a tutor or casual lecturer and support curriculum design, marking, and related activities. You’ll participate in course, school or faculty meetings and gain invaluable teaching experience.
UC is proud to be establishing over 20 research scholarships co-funded with industry. Worth approximately 30k over 3 years, students applying for a PhD in semester two can apply for funding in the following areas:
Scholarship EOI close
To be considered for a scholarship, submit your EOI before this date.
RTP Scholarship applications close
Application EOI close
To be considered for admission without scholarship, submit your EOI before this date.