Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Society and Culture

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088594G

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Learn best-practice research methods, then apply them to ground-breaking study in an area of your personal passion, with an integrated PhD in society and culture.

PhD in Society & Culture integrated program

If you're a graduate without a research background, our integrated program offers a path to a doctoral degree. During your first year, we’ll teach you high-level skills in collecting, analysing and presenting evidence. On passing the course requirements with a 70% average, you’ll progress to your second year, completing your doctorate in the standard timeframe.

You’ll base your original thesis in the broad areas of culture and community, where you’ll receive ongoing support from experts in the field. You’ll work with our research institutes and centres, making important discoveries through collaboration with community and government organisations. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills to present your findings and advance new knowledge in a variety of contexts, including journals and public presentations.

Our research focus

VU offers expertise and guidance in several specialised research areas.

Our main research themes in society and culture are community resilience, live able and inclusive cities, cultural diversity and wellbeing, and community, identity and displacement. You can choose your research topic from several areas within these themes that can combine different disciplines, including creative arts, youth studies, Indigenous studies, migration and refugee studies, reducing social harms including social and political violence, and legal studies.

During your PhD you’ll receive support from subject experts, and contribute to important studies that influence public policy. You will also have access to the latest data visualisation technologies through our Social Technologies Lab.

Careers in social and cultural organisations

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a research career in government or community organisations, or to become an academic. Government and community roles include policy and planning.

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

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 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
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 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 Footscray Nicholson Campus
Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
28,000 Per Year
Read more14,000 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

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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