Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (Geography and Sustainable Communities)

University of Wollongong

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

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities is for graduates of a related degree program who have a strong background in research and wish to explore a specialised topic in depth, with the added component of research related coursework. This program will lead to an internationally recognised research Doctoral Degree qualification and will enhance your research and career prospects. The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) is a four-year research degree which incorporates a traditional three-year PhD thesis with one year of coursework subjects, combining generic research training and discipline-specific content into a single degree. All students must undertake the coursework component of this degree and achieve a minimum of 65% in each subject before being admitted into the three-year research component.


  • The first year of this degree comprises coursework subjects and research training skills. The research skills include research methodology
  • literature review, critical analysis or laboratory projects
  • and advanced topics or a minor 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. 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

Study information

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

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