Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (Education)

University of Wollongong

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

The Doctor of Philosophy Integrated is for teachers and educators who wish to extend their expertise in a specialised area and gain a research doctoral qualification. The program will enhance career prospects as a specialist teacher/educator and increase opportunities for employment in leadership, research and advisory roles. The Doctor of Philosophy Integrated combines subjects in an educational field with a supervised research project. Specialty fields include Adult and Vocational Education, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training (ICT), Literacy, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).


This degree includes eight coursework subjects and a three-year (or part-time equivalent) supervised research project.

Standard entry requirements

  • 4-year Undergraduate degree with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4. Coursework Masters with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4. Applications must include a Supporting Statement or a detailed research proposal outlining the area of intended future research and reason for wishing to enrol in a research program. Applicants for the PhD Integrated are encouraged to contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS) in their discipline area to obtain advice relating to potential research topics and supervisors. The HPS will also provide advice on the style and content needed for their research proposal. HPS contacts can be found at 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. 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: $110,976
International: $110,976

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