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Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)
Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

  • ID:VU610025
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
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Admission Requirements


Entry requirements

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 requirements

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than:
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Reading: 18
    • Writing: 22
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with 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.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course. 

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Course Information

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.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

The following are average salaries from the government site, Job Outlook:

  • policy and planning managers, A$122,500.
  • university lecturers, over A$100,000.

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