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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (Health and Medicine) is a four-year research degree which comprises one year of coursework subjects together with a traditional three-year PhD thesis which combines generic research training together with discipline-specific research training into a single degree. The research component is the same as for the three-year PhD program and leads to the production of a single written thesis or compilation of publications. Each PhD candidate usually has two supervisors.

We encourage you to identify potential supervisors who match your area of research interest by visiting the Faculty's website. We also advise you make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your project prior to applying for admission.

The coursework, which is undertaken in the first year of the degree, comprises research training skills and individual coursework subjects. Research skills are tailored for each faculty, but typically include: research methodology; literature review, critical analysis or laboratory projects; and advanced topics or a minor research project.

International students intending to become university researchers and teachers in their home country will benefit from exposure to Australian teaching methods through these subjects.

Disciplinary areas available include: Biomedical Science; Dementia; Exercise Science; Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies; Health Management; Health Sciences; Indigenous Health; Medical Science; Mental Health; Nursing; Nutrition and Dietetics; and Rehabilitation.

Why choose this course

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health is a research-intensive faculty with dynamic and well-supported Higher Degree Research programs in Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Archaeology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Biofabrication and Electromaterials.

Over the last five years, our researchers have secured research and innovation income worth over $130M on projects as diverse as investigating the beginnings of human history in Australia; assessing and mitigating bushfire risks; improving quality of care for people living with dementia; and investigating the fundamental processes of life, one molecule at a time, through single-molecule biophysics.

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia ratings, the Faculty received the highest possible rating for its research quality ‘well above world standard’ in many individual disciplines, as well as in the overall field of Chemical Sciences.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,608.00 (19,03,630) per year
AUD $138,432 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $17,304

*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

Coursework Masters with GPA 3 out of 4

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.

Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

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