Doctor of Philosophy
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||018832A|
|Deakin course code||H930|
Make a significant contribution to health promotion, public health, and health services by undertaking PhD research.
There are opportunities to commence PhD research in areas such as health promotion; health economics and program evaluation, health impact assessment; public health policy; rural health; health and the environment; social determinants of health; disability; social work; occupational therapy and community health.
You can also commence research in: health promotion; health education and advancement; public health policy; household ecology encompassing sustainability, decision making and community involvement; and social determinants of health with a focus on gender, ethnicity and inequality.
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.
Indicative student workload
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.)
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.
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).