Thinking of a Masters or PhD? At Western, graduate research is administered by the Graduate Research School. For more information about the GRS, see the GRS website and FAQ. For great advice from the Dean of the GRS, Prof James Arvanitarkis [@jarvanitarkis] check out the GRS youtube channel

Please note that prospective PhD students must secure a scholarship to undertake a PhD in our lab. 


Masters courses offered:

Master of Research:

Master of Philosophy:


PhD courses offered:

Doctor of Philosophy:

Professional Doctorate:

Scholarships for PhDs:


What's it like?

at Western



To get a scholarship for a PhD at Western you can either apply or project that you create with your prospective supervisor in the 'main round', or for a specific project for which a scholarship already exists under 'project scholarships'. There are pros and cons to each approach and you should, as always, talk with your potential supervisors before committing to a project. A good supervisor-student relationship is  the key to your future success.


Choosing to pursue a research career is exciting because you never know where it might take you. And, as with anything in life, unforeseen challenges can arise. At these times it is important to seek help. We all know that the playing field is grossly uneven, so It's very clever to use all the help you can get, after all, that's why these services exist.