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The Degree of PhD (Medical Sciences) [Graduate]


Program Requirements


The Departments of Dentistry, Medical Genetics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Paediatrics, and Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging participate in an interdisciplinary PhD in Medical Sciences program.

 The requirements for this degree consist of coursework, completion of a research project, and preparation of a thesis. Course requirements are recommended by the Supervisor and Supervisory Committee based on the background of the student and the area of specialization to be undertaken. For students entering the PhD program after a BSc degree, the minimum course requirement is ★6 of graded graduate level courses listed in the Medical Sciences Graduate Program Approved Course Listing, or approved equivalent is required. For students entering the PhD program after a MSc degree, the minimum course requirement is ★3 of graded graduate level courses listed in the Medical Sciences Graduate Program Approved Course Listing, or approved equivalent. Notwithstanding the above, students must fulfill the department’s MSc program requirements as approved and stated in the department’s graduate program requirements.

No language other than English is required for the degree.

Length of Program


The minimum length of the PhD program is 36 months, or the department-specific requirement, where stated.