Doctor of Philosophy

VU course code: UPAF | CRICOS: 064447F | Level of study: Research
4 years full time or longer for part time
In person

Fee type for this course: Research

City Campus, Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee
01 July 2024
05 May 2024
Overview

Overview

Complete your PhD in a research institute dedicated to improving our cities and communities through scientific, technological, creative and social innovation.

Victoria University offers exceptional opportunities to study in a supportive research community, with well-established connections to businesses, industry, educational institutions, the legal sector and government.

You’ll complete an original doctoral thesis at the forefront of its field, and learn to present your findings in a wide variety of contexts appropriate to your study area, such as publications, conferences, and creative works.

You'll receive expert supervision from researchers in our 'Sustainable industries and liveable cities' group, which offers leadership in our focus areas.

Your study will address important contemporary issues such as:

  • artificial intelligence and intelligent information systems
  • business and financial systems
  • climate change, alternative energies and conservation
  • cultural diversity, arts and social justice, religious and racial discrimination
  • economic modelling
  • education systems, policies and practices for diverse communities
  • fire engineering and structural mechanics
  • Indigenous cultures and communities
  • legal systems, governance and regulation
  • packaging design and sustainable materials
  • policy and interventions for resilient and inclusive communities
  • technology for future industries, education and policy
  • tourism innovation
  • urban planning, transport and water treatment.

Further opportunities exist to complete your PhD in the Institute for Health & Sport.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Doctor of Philosophy students will be required to complete the below mentioned components consisting of:

  • Required coursework units to a minimum of an average standard of 70% or have approved advanced standing for the unit(s)
  • A Research Thesis unit and have had their thesis classified by a Victoria University Academic Review Panel
  • Two elective units (ROP8003, ROP8004) are available to post Confirmation of Candidature students to provide doctoral industry internships.

Fees & scholarships

As a research student at Victoria University (VU), your fees will vary based on your program of study and your success in applying for grants and scholarships.

Victoria University is proud to support research scholarship recipients each year.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

Careers

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a research or management career in the private or public sectors, or to become an academic. These are usually high-level roles, and paid accordingly.

Visit the Jobs and Skills Australia website for more information about potential salaries for: