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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities is for graduates of a related degree program who have a strong background in research and wish to explore a specialised topic in depth, with the added component of research related coursework. This program will lead to an internationally recognised research Doctoral Degree qualification and will enhance your research and career prospects.

This degree

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) is a four-year research degree which incorporates a traditional three-year PhD thesis with one year of coursework subjects, combining generic research training and discipline-specific content into a single degree. All students must undertake the coursework component of this degree and achieve a minimum of 65% in each subject before being admitted into the three-year research component.

What you will study

The first year of this degree comprises coursework subjects and research training skills. The research skills include: research methodology; literature review, critical analysis or laboratory projects; and advanced topics or a minor research project.

Why choose this course

UOW is home to Human Geography researchers who are leaders in their field in Australia and internationally. Our academics will supervise you to build your own career through supervised independent projects and our research seminar series. At UOW you will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills and professional networks, making you a career-ready UOW graduate.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,280.00 (19,19,478) per year
AUD $141,120 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $17,640

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 1 or higher; Research Masters with at least ? of the degree comprising a thesis. GPA 3.2 out of 4. Other forms of research experience will also be considered.

For international students

4 year Undergraduate degree with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4. Coursework Masters with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62 All bands 54

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students