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University of New South Wales - UNSW
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Vision Science
University of New South Wales - UNSW
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What will I learn?

The School of Optometry and Vision Science UNSW is unique in that it is co-located with some of the most active optometric and vision research facilities in Australia Research for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Science (MSc) at the School of Optometry and Vision Science can be carried out over a diverse range of areas including clinical optometry, pure and applied research with clinical significance and basic research in optometry and vision science. The School has a multidisciplinary approach to research and students with a background in optometry have studied for a higher degree alongside graduates from a variety of disciplines including ophthalmology, microbiology, psychology, education, bio-engineering and pharmacology. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Vision science is an interdisciplinary study of the visual system and perception and incorporates many disciplines, including optometry, ophthalmology, molecular genetics, neuroscience and physiological optics. So, vision scientists will generally choose to specialise in one of these fields. Vision Scientists research all facets of the visual process, including anatomy and physiology of the eye, biochemistry, optics and visual function. They may also develop products to enhance or aid vision. They may find employment as opticians, ophthalmic assistants, research assistants, representatives for pharmaceutical companies or vision product manufacturers, or rehabilitation trainers of individuals with low vision. A master's degree in vision science prepares students to work in research, industry and teaching. Graduates of a Ph.D. program may find research positions in fields of biology, sensory and perception, neuroscience, optics and bioengineering. Careers include a researcher, professor or engineer in vision development.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options
Duration: 3 Years
Fee: AUD 44680 per year
*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution
Start date: Expected February, June 2020
Venue: University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus High Street , Kensington , UNSW SYDNEY , New South Wales , 2052 , SYDNEY , Australia
Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to a PhD is: an appropriate UNSW Bachelor degree with upper second class Honours; or a completed Masters by Research from UNSW with a substantial research component and demonstrated capacity for timely completion of a high quality research thesis; or an equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution as determined by the Faculty Higher Degree Committee (HDC) English Language requirements: IELTS Academic version only: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking) TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT): 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest) UNSW Institute of Languages University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest)