What will I learn?
Victoria University has developed a new pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Law provides an alternative pathway to a PhD for applicants who have not had previous research training and/or experience. With the assistance of an experienced research supervisory team in one of our Academic Colleges, your original research in the field of Law will be conducted in an area that is of interest to you, relevant to industry and the community, and within VU is research focus areas.
In the first year of your degree you will undertake intensive research training in the form of required coursework and a Year 1 thesis.
Upon meeting the hurdle requirement (70% average across the Year 1 coursework units and 70% in the Year 1 thesis), you will conduct further original research at the frontier of its field in Years 2-4, leading to the presentation of a doctoral thesis within the normal 4-year period and to the award of Doctor of Philosophy.
You will also learn to be an effective communicator and present and defend your research in refereed quality academic outlets in your field (e.g. ranked journals, high quality academic conferences, thesis, book chapters, monographs) and through presenting to audiences at local, national and international conferences. The PhD (Integrated) in Law includes opportunities for the development of research, generic and transferable skills through participation in both formal and informal learning.
Become an independent, competent and highly sought-after researcher, equipped to pursue a research career in relevant industries and/or to become an academic. As a Doctor of Philosophy graduate, you will be expected to demonstrate a scholarly and enquiring mind, and strong capabilities in:
research conceptualisation and design including reviewing of the literature; the marshalling and critical analysis of data and evidence, and conceptual innovation in order to make a significant new contribution to knowledge and society; and deep disciplinary immersion and broad interdisciplinary literacy, including methodological literacy.
To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed in total 384 credit points consisting of:
72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD
Which department am I in? Graduate Research Centre
Students must have Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; or Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System or its equivalent - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.
Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree or a master is degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.
English language requirements: Students will need to provide evidence have achieved the following levels of English language proficiency: IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than: Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Reading: 18, Writing: 22; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score 58-64 (with no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 58; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved; English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) - EAP 2 (advanced): A grade.
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26 February 2018, 23 July 2018
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