Pathways to medical research


As an undergraduate, opportunities for exposure to research during an undergraduate course include:

  • Honours year: provides an excellent foundation and stepping stone to undertaking a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy
  • Summer Research Scholarships: offer a unique opportunity for students to obtain experience in medical-related research


A range of options are available for postgraduates including:

  • Coursework based degree: these degrees can be a useful way of gaining exposure to a range of research methods or approaches
  • Research-based degree: provide the opportunity to explore a particular research question in depth with supervision from an experienced researcher in the field