Research degree

At NCEPH students can undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters of Philosoph (MPhil) in research areas of anthropology, biostatistics, demography, epidemiology, sociology, or any combination of these.

Our programs

Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an intensive research degree that normally takes between two and four years of fulltime study (or equivalent) to complete. Students submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words for examination. The thesis must make a contribution to knowledge and relate to the broader framework of the field within which it falls....

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Master of Philosophy

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) normally takes between one and two years of fulltime study (or equivalent) and is designed for students who require an advanced research qualification. Students will be required to submit a thesis of not more than 60,000 words for examination, and may be required to undertake some coursework.

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Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology)

We have run the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) for the last 20 years. The program has been extremely successful, producing over 150 graduates, who investigated over 300 outbreaks and established or evaluated surveillance systems. Seventeen per cent of graduates during this time were Indigenous. In 2010, the FETP was evaluated by a team...

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