School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Master of Infectious Diseases / Doctor of Philosophy

How to apply

In addition to the attachments required in the application form, applicants who are not graduates of this University must submit an original transcript or certified copy of their academic record for all tertiary qualifications to date.

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Key information

Program Director

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Important dates


February 2013

Application closing

December 2012

Late applications are considered.

If you want an exciting career that stimulates you, challenges you, and rewards you, then a postgraduate degree in science sets you on the right path.

Completing further study beyond a Bachelor degree will enhance your chances of employment as well as advancement, as you will increase your knowledge in specific areas that interest you.

Course outline

This course enables students to undertake a combined PhD (in their chosen discipline) and Master of Infectious Diseases. Students must complete the core units detailed below before submitting the thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Master of Infectious Diseases Component

See Important Dates for more information about when semesters begin and end.

First Year

Semester One
Semester Two

Second Year

Semester Two

Doctor of Philosophy Component

Students continuing with the Doctor of Philosophy program will need to refer to information provided by the Graduate Research School. Additional information for prospective candidates includes how to apply, selecting a topic, and choosing a supervisor.

Admission requirements

An Honours degree of at least 2A level or a qualification recognised as equivalent by the Board of the Graduate Research School and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

English Language Competence

All applicants for UWA coursework programs must demonstrate a minimum level of English Language Competence.

Course enquiries

Professor Geoffrey Shellam, Course Director
Telephone: (+61 8) 9346 2050

Manager, Graduate Research and Scholarships(PhD)
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 3034