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Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) and Master of Infectious Diseases
Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) and Master of Infectious Diseases

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) and Master of Infectious Diseases

  • ID:UWA610006
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$60,225.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$7,635.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$60,225.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$7,635.00
Estimated Total/program:
$271,840.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—met the requirements set out in Doctor of Philosophy Rule 2 except that both the Board of the Graduate Research School (the Board) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (the Faculty) will decide who is eligible.

English Requirments

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent

Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language

  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)

Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).

  • TOEFL (paper-based)

570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)

  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)

82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading

  • IELTS (Academic)

6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

C pass

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

B grade

  • CELT Bridging Course

Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section.

  • Learson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)

Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections,
59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law

overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.

  • Education

overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

  • Dentistry

overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

  • Business

overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

This course has been developed in response to the international need for advanced training and research in infectious diseases to better prepare medical scientists, medical professionals, the public sector and other groups. Course Director, Professor Geoff Shellam has a strong academic and research background within this field. Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall is also a valued member of staff within the program. Together, Professor Geoff Shellam and Professor and Barry Marshall, as co-directors of the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training, will bring a host of resources to the program. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in Western Australia's public diagnostic pathology laboratory, PathWest, through the integration of placements for research projects and practicums with coursework.

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