Graduate research

We have an excellent international reputation in research with an ongoing program to keep our facilities at world standard and our efforts focused.

Graduate Students

The School of Chemistry is located at the University of Melbourne's main campus and Bio21 at Parkville in Victoria, Australia. There are 27 continuing teaching and research staff and over 50 research only staff, supported by technical and administrative personnel. The School has in excess of 150 higher degree research students, an excellent international reputation in research and an outstanding record of achievement in attracting external research funding.

Interested in a Graduate Research degree?

Become familiar with academics in the research groups which best represent your area of interest, as acceptance into a graduate program depends on available supervision and ultimately, on an agreed research topic with a nominated supervisor. Further information about the research currently being undertaken in the School of Chemistry, as well as the School's research facilities, is available.

Graduate courses

Click below for more information on our graduate courses, including how to apply.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Master of Science (Chemistry)

Master of Industrial Research (Chemistry)

Graduate Research Pathway, a guaranteed Master and PhD pathway to fulfil your research ambitions.

Research projects for PhD and Masters by Research students

The University's Graduate Research Opportunity Tool is a directory of PhD and Masters by Research projects – search by course, field of research or location to find a research project that you're excited to join.

Explore research opportunities

Four scenes of scientific research: a horse, an abalone floating in the ocean, a petri dish full of fungal growths, and a visualisation of light bending

Student services and Activities

Chemistry Postgraduate Society (CPS)

Find out more about the Melbourne University Chemical Society, first established in 1903.

The University of Melbourne has everything on campus to make your time as a student an enjoyable one. There are a variety of services, clubs and associations available and a complete guide to University students services is available.

General enquiries

Any general inquiries from graduates interested in undertaking graduate study are welcome and can be made to:

Valentina Rocha Villagra
(+61 3) 8344 7404

There are various services available for graduate students, as well as societies and associations you can join.