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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is an internationally-recognised advanced research qualification.

Each PhD candidate undertakes a substantial piece of independent and sustained research on an original topic under academic supervision and leading to the submission of a thesis for examination. The research is expected to make a significantly new and innovative contribution to the discipline.

Candidates are supported by at least two accredited supervisors with a demonstrated track record in the proposed area of investigation as outlined in the Graduate Research Supervision Policy. Progress throughout the degree is tracked and managed in keeping with the University’s Graduate Research Progress Policy. Candidature may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis, subject to the restrictions of the student visa.

The thesis must be submitted in no more than four years (or part-time equivalent) of commencement in the degree. All PhD programs are administered by the La Trobe Graduate Research School.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10.

CAREER OUTCOMES

The Doctor of Philosophy is an internationally recognised intensive research doctoral degree that will equip graduates for employment in a range of occupations and positions across academic, government, non-government, education and private industries.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Arts and Humanities

CRICOS

100699

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (18,71,600) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Shepparton Campus

210 Fryers Street,

SHEPPARTON,

Victoria,

3630, SHEPPARTON, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (18,71,600) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Albury-Wodonga Campus

133 McKoy Street,

WEST WODONGA,

Victoria,

3690, WODONGA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for PhD candidature, you will need one of the following: an Australian Masters by research degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 70 or above; OR an Australian Bachelors (Honors) degree, Masters by coursework or ungraded master’s by research degree completed within the last ten years where you achieved a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component, C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Prerequisites

In order to apply for candidature, you must have completed:


(a) a Masters by research degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Master by research standard of 70 or above;

or b. a Bachelor (Honours), Masters by coursework or ungraded Masters by research degree completed within the last ten years with a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects in their qualifying degree and:

their qualifying degree includes a research thesis of typically 15,000 - 20,000 words assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 70 above; OR
their qualifying degree includes a written research component comprising at least 3/8 of one year of their qualifying degree assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 70 or above; OR
they are the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication or other research published within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 70 or above.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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