Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Medicine

The Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Medicine is a research program open to candidates with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Master of Science (Research), or have demonstrated professional qualifications and experience, and are interested in high-level independent research training. Doctoral candidates work with their supervisors to develop a research project designed to add a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge in their chosen field of forensic science. PhD projects may vary from investigating novel analysis techniques to collaborating with industry partners to develop fundamental discipline knowledge or tackle emerging issues. Project supervision is available a number of disciplines, including:

  • Criminalistics
  • Forensic toxicology & illicit drugs
  • Fingerprints
  • Forensic taphonomy
  • Forensic biology
  • Forensic intelligence
  • Forensic analytical chemistry