Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Psychology is for graduates with a strong background in research who wish to explore a specialised psychology topic in depth using research methods with the added component of coursework. 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 www.uow.edu.au/research/rsc/prospective/index.html. 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. FEES
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