PhD Programs in Australia
By Ravi Chandra Sharma 2017-11-07 10:51:06 148
Whenever we hear “Australia” sun, sea and sand flash through our mind but if you are a PhD aspirant, Australia can give wings to your dreams. With world-class research centres and internationally acclaimed universities, the country is a vibrant hub for research and scholarship.
This article will help you discern why earning a PhD degree from Australia can take your career to new heights in an inconceivable way.
Why study a PhD in Australia?
Australia may be well established as a gap-year destination, but will it be prudent to invest three years to a PhD there?
After completing your doctorate from Australian University, you not only get quality results but also earn an internationally recognized as well as acclaimed degree. Repute that Australian universities commands is unrivalled and getting a degree from there certainly boosts you employment quotient.
Internationally renowned universities
Having earned the reputation of leading global research centres, Australian universities have churned out researchers who dazzled the world with their novel discoveries and inventions. Their international rankings also allude to the same fact.
There are only 42 universities in Australia, but seven of them feature in the top 100 of the 2015 QS World University Rankings and six feature in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Which means, over 15% of Australian universities are ranked amongst elite education institutions in the world.
Large international student population
Australia’s Universities have been consistently popular with overseas students and around 250,000 overseas students are enrolled in them. That’s a quarter of a million. More than any country in Europe except the UK. Overseas students majorly study at Masters or PhD level.
Unique research opportunities
The strength of Australian research draws on the country's unique geography, history and infrastructure. As a PhD student in Australia you'll have access to study materials and facilities that simply are not available anywhere else.
In no other country, you will get a chance to work on great barrier reef as a marine biologists unless you are willing to travel fairly far.
A research opportunities in ecology and life sciences extend beyond the oceans too, with universities and national parks working together to study Australia's exceptional biodiversity.
Finally, the history of Australia and its peoples also provides unique opportunities for students in the humanities, whilst the country's vibrant festivals and cultural events are a great inspiration for work in the creative arts.
In Australia’s state-of-the-art laboratories and other facilities, the pioneering work is carried out day in, day out. Australian research can take credit for leaps forward in IVF pregnancy, solar power production, cancer vaccines and antibiotic therapy.
So, whether you want to study marsupials or medicine, Australia is a place where your PhD could really make a difference.
Internationally recognised qualifications
The Australian degree system is closely based on a UK template. PhD degrees follow undergraduate and Masters-level study as the highest level of qualification a student can achieve.
This makes applying for postgraduate study abroad in Australia quite simple. Your existing qualifications should be recognised by Australian universities and further accreditation shouldn't be necessary.
Just as importantly, it means that the PhD you earn in Australia will be recognised around the world. Whether you return to your home country, or stay in Australia, your doctorate will be well-respected.