Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Science

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088595G

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Begin a high-level research career in an area of science that matches your expertise and passion. If you don’t have a research background, our integrated program helps you undertake a PhD in Science.

PhD in Science integrated program

The integrated PhD in Science offers an alternative path to a doctoral degree. During your first year, you’ll receive intensive research training. On passing with a 70% average, you’ll begin a PhD thesis, graduating within the standard timeframe.

You’ll receive expert support as you undertake an original thesis in our research focus areas. We offer PhD opportunities in health and biomedicine, and environmental sciences, specialising in:

  • ecology
  • food sciences
  • medical physiology
  • sport science.

We also have world-class institutes and research centres that conduct collaborative projects with local and global organisations. The research in these institutes is at the forefront of the field in many areas, including in sports science, medical science, sustainability and technology.

You’ll learn to present your findings in scientific journals and at conferences.

Research opportunities & development

VU Research gives you opportunities to:

  • connect with other researchers
  • participate in research festivals and competitions
  • develop your research skills
  • get funding for your research
  • publish and promote your findings.

We offer support for graduate researchers including:

  • an orientation program
  • a specialised Office for Researcher Training, Quality & Integrity
  • study spaces
  • units to help you conceptualise and contextualise your research
  • research ambassadors and student association.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to complete in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

Careers in scientific research

Following your PhD, you will be ready for roles in scientific research and innovation, government advisory bodies, or academia.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,200 Per Year
Read more16,100 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
32,200 Per Year
Read more16,100 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time St Albans Campus
McKechnie Street
Melbourne Victoria 3021
Australia
32,200 Per Year
Read more16,100 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.
Feb 2022
Jul 2022
4 years Full time Werribee Campus
Hoppers Lane
Melton Victoria 3030
Australia

Entry criteria

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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