UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.

Doctor of Science

The degree of Doctor of Science is awarded for independent and original research which constitutes a substantial and distinguished contribution to the knowledge and understanding of any branch of learning with which the Faculty is concerned. The candidate's work should demonstrate a high degree of innovative thinking in the development and testing of hypotheses and new investigative procedures, and should be recognised as such by the scientific community at large.

Course overview

Course title
Doctor of Science
Award abbreviation
Course code
Course type
higher doctorate
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Science

Course details

Intake periods
Throughout the year
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Delivery mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Available to international students
Course Coordinator(s)
Office of the Executive Dean
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Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Office of the Executive Dean
Executive Dean Science
6488 8703
[email protected]

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

The University Policy on: Higher Doctorates applies to the Doctor of Science.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.


Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

The University Policy on: Higher Doctorates applies to the Doctor of Science.