Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Economics

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088583M

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Follow your academic path to its highest level, with a PhD in economics. If you're a graduate with little previous research experience, our integrated program makes it possible to achieve your goals.

PhD in Economics integrated program

A PhD in economics opens the door to a career in public policy, academia or the finance sector. Choose your topic from our diverse research areas, from health and education to banking, tourism and transportation.

We have dozens of respected research partners including:

  • World Health Organization
  • China Energy Research Institute
  • Department of State Development, Business and Innovation
  • Central University of Finance and Economics (China).

In our integrated program, you’ll spend the first year learning best-practice, ethical research methods. On passing with a 70% average in coursework and a thesis, you’ll begin your own original research. Throughout, you’ll have the support of an experienced supervisor.

You’ll develop skills to present your findings as a thesis, and in public forums and publications.

Research programs in economics

The newly formed Institute of Sustainable Industries & Live able Cities incorporates study areas from the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) and its five main research programs:

  • growth and development
  • sustainability and climate change
  • regional economics and human impact
  • health and innovation
  • education and human capital.

Our PhD students undertake research in areas of their own interest and passion, ranging from public financial-management reform, to women's roles in society and the economy.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed 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 economics policy and research

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a research or advisory career in business or government, or to become an academic.

We offer industry connections to begin your career in these areas:

  • development
  • economics
  • education
  • environment
  • health
  • law
  • logistics
  • population growth
  • sustainability
  • tourism
  • transportation
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    Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
    31,200 Per Year
    Read more15,600 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
    31,200 Per Year
    Read more15,600 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 City Flinders Campus
    300 Flinders Street
    Melbourne Victoria 3000
    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

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    Victoria University
    Footscray Park campus
    Ballarat Road
    Melbourne Victoria 3011
    Australia
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