Doctor of Philosophy
Course summary for international studentsClick here for the local course option
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||3-4 years full time|
|Next available intake|
Applications will be considered at any time.
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$29,760 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||006256E|
|Level||Higher Degree Research|
Overall IELTS score of 7.0, with no band less than 6.5. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H920|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Research information
- Entry requirements - general
- How to apply
Make a significant contribution to your chosen field by undertaking PhD research that is grounded in clinical practice.
This degree is run by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, which through its clinical partnership program and community links, has an established research program that embraces the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of nursing.
A major research focus of the School examines symptoms and risk management associated with a wide range of chronic illnesses. Other areas of research include the exploration of symptoms and risk management associated with management of patients in acute and critical care contexts.
The research area of health services evaluation involves a critical evaluation of current health services models and the development of alternative models of health services delivery.
Deakin currently has around 1600 higher degree by research candidates – intelligent people making the most of our excellent facilities, partnerships, strategic research centres and excellent reputation
Cloud (online) studies
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com au for more information about 2016 fees.
A Doctor of Philosophy is awarded for a substantial, original contribution to knowledge achieved in three years of full-time study (or six years of part-time study).
The Faculty of Health provides a range of higher degree by research programs at masters and doctorate level, including professional doctorates in the discipline of psychology.
To review the research areas available for postgraduate degree by research (Masters and PhD), click here.
The Faculty has affiliation with six of the University Strategic Research Centres, which work with national and international partners in health communities, business, industry and government to bring about evidence-based practical, equitable health outcomes globally, nationally and in local communities. The Centres are engaged in research programs related to patient care, patient safety, health services, mental health, psychiatric disorders, molecular medicine, immunology, neurosciences, public health research and evaluation, population health, human nutrition, physical activity and health, and social determinants of health and wellbeing.
To review details of the Strategic Research Centres, click here.
Entry requirements - general
Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2A (70%+) standard or a research masters degree. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered, and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree or coursework masters; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience. For more information please visit the Research Services Division - Higher Degrees by Research page.
Entry to all higher degree by research awards is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor in the area of research. It is essential (or recommended) that you must discuss your research interests/proposed program with potential supervisors prior to applying. Go to Application Procedure and Forms for prospective research candidates for full details.
For more information about areas in which supervision is available please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/hmnbs/research/supervision/
Tel +61 3 9251 7174
How to apply
- Online application form: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
For further information please contact Deakin International office firstname.lastname@example.org
A fulltime student is expected to commit 36 hours a week to their PhD program. A student is entitled to 20 working days annual leave from candidature on approval by their Principal Supervisor. (Part-time is half the commitment).