What will I learn?

This Doctor of Philosophy program sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School.

A minimum of three years and a maximum of four years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an externally examined thesis of approximately 100,000 words.

Career opportunities

A PhD is a transferrable qualification that has application (depending on the nature of the research) to government, industry, commerce and independent research centre employment.

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

CRICOS

026139M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,400.00 (US$ 20,265) per year

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

Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

Gippsland Campus (Churchill)

Northways Road,

CHURCHILL,

Victoria,

3842, GIPPSLAND, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,400.00 (US$ 20,265) per year

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

Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

Berwick Campus

72-100 Clyde Road,

Victoria,

3806, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree and subsequent additional honors degree (first or second class); or Masters by Research degree; or current Federation University Australia Masters by Research candidate with sufficient research capability to demonstrate PhD capacity, assessed via a formal Confirmation of Candidature process; or Honors equivalence, for applicants who have completed a Master by coursework or have appropriate professional experience. All students must have previously completed a thesis or dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at a PhD level. Academic IELTS: Overall 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL iBT: 79-93 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 58 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 176 (no band less than 169).

For international students

To be eligible for admission as a Candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy a person must:

  • have graduated with or qualified for a Masters degree that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • have graduated with or qualified for a four year Honours Bachelor degree, or Degree with Honours at first class or second class, upper division, honours, that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • have been enrolled for a Masters degree by research and have completed research which is assessed by the academic Board as demonstrating the capacity to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • hold qualifications and/or have demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications which are assessed by the Academic Board as being at least equivalent to or as a satisfactory substitute for any of the qualifications prescribed above.

English language requirement

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 79-93 with minimums (Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21); Pearson (PTE): Overall 58 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 176 (no band less than 169).

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

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