Doctor of Philosophy (Health and Society)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

This Doctor of Philosophy is for graduates with a strong background in research who wish to explore a specialised topic in depth. This program will lead to an internationally recognised research Doctoral Degree qualification (PhD) that will enhance your research and career prospects. The School of Health and Society offers supervision in areas related to Criminology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Health Promotion, Indigenous Health, Occupational Hygiene, Public Health, Risk Management, Social Policy, Social Work and Work Health and Safety.


Study at the Doctoral level is by advanced research thesis and the requirements for the degree are not defined by a total credit point value, but by successful completion of the advanced research thesis. The supervised independent research project that produces a doctoral dissertation involves a significant original contribution to a field of knowledge. The thesis is a minimum of 80,000 words and no longer than 100,000 words in length.

Standard entry requirements

  • Honours degree with 2nd class Division 1 or higher
  • Research Masters with at least ? of the degree comprising a thesis. UOW Masters of Research with WAM70+
  • Coursework Masters with a substantial thesis and WAM75+ or GPA 3.2 out of 4. Other forms of research experience will also be considered. Special Admission Requirements All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work
  • Contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course
  • And conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong Domestic: $141,120
International: $141,120

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