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C02061v1 Doctor of Philosophy

Award(s): Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
CRICOS code: 088974G
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Notes

Research degrees are offered on a research training scheme, scholarship or full-fee-paying basis (international). Contact UTS: Health or the UTS Graduate Research School for further details.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree requiring an original and significant contribution to knowledge in a defined field of study. It is the traditional path for those wishing to assume leadership positions in research.

This course assists students to complete original research that contributes to knowledge in their field within an international context. A student may construct their thesis by way of a series of related prospective publications during the course of their candidacy. Research at UTS takes place in a dynamic and outcomes-oriented environment. The University attracts students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise within a professional and stimulating framework. When students enrol, they become part of a lively and vigorous research culture, working closely with academic staff and health industry partners.

Career options

This degree prepares nurses, midwives, and public health and health service professionals for leadership positions in teaching, management and research. Opportunities are not limited to Australia and there is the possibility of developing a career on an international level.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised master's by research or bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1), or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal and have the agreement of a suitable supervisor at the time of application.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is four years of full-time or eight years of part-time study.

All research students are expected to attend the twice-yearly Research Student Forums and are required to present a seminar during these weeks, twice a year for full-time students and once a year for part-time students.

Course structure

Students undertake a research project that may be in a professional or clinical area of the student's choice, or may be of a theoretical nature, addressing gaps in knowledge related to policy or practice. Students choose from a variety of research methodologies with the research approach being determined by the nature of the research undertaken. The research culminates in the production of a thesis for examination. Students are required to undertake a candidature assessment at the end of the first two sessions for full-time students, and at the end of the first three sessions for part-time students. Students work closely with a principal supervisor and a supervisory panel and are required to report on their progress each session.

Course completion requirements

96708 PhD Thesis: Public Health 

Other information

Further information is available from:

Research administration officer
telephone +61 2 9514 4834
email
health.research.students@uts.edu.au

and from the UTS Graduate Research School:

UTS: Graduate Research School