The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study.
In order to learn more about life and what we know about it, one may be interested in entering a program in the Biological and Life Sciences. There are numerous potential programs to enter within such a broad field.
Australia has seven of the top 100 institution of higher learning in the world! Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, placing eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.
Top Doctoral Programs in Biological and Life Sciences in Australia 2016/2017
Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in applied biology and biotechnology. We deliver high-quality teaching programs... [+]
PhD in Applied Biology and Biotechnology
Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in applied biology and biotechnology.We deliver high-quality teaching programs and innovative research that addresses ‘real life questions’ essential to Australia’s innovation agenda.We have a strong reputation for research and teaching in fundamental science and advanced molecular technologies.Research within this discipline uses molecular approaches to diagnose and synthesise solutions for disease and environmental problems.Under expert supervision, you will develop your skills and join researchers already active in:environmental and molecular approaches to diagnose and develop solutions for disease, agricultural and environmental problems microbiology (food, medical and environmental biotechnology, vaccine development, fundamentals of pathogen/host interactions) aquatic and marine biology plant biology (plant biotechnology and genomics, molecular plant breeding, ecotoxicogenomics, fire and environmental ecology) ecotoxicology (biomarkers for environmental pollutants) genomics and sequencing techniques applied to various organisms. ... [-]