Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science)

University of Wollongong

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

The research required to produce a doctoral (PhD) dissertation creates a significant contribution to a field of knowledge. Each PhD candidate usually has two supervisors. UOW will ensure that a supervisor with appropriate expertise is allocated to a candidate at the time of application. You may be required to attend seminars on relevant topics from time to time throughout the program.


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 normal full-time study pattern requires enrolment in 48 credit points of subjects per year in accordance with the table below, for a minimum of 4 years. Part-time study is also available in most cases.


  • Disciplinary areas available include Biomedical Science, Dementia, Education, Exercise Science, Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies, Health Leadership and Management, Health Sciences, Indigenous Health, Medical Science, Mental Health, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Rehabilitation and Primary Health Care.

Standard entry 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. Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong Domestic: $138,432
International: $138,432

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