Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture (MPHD)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
A research degree is an advanced program of study allowing you to investigate a topic relevant to your field. Under the supervision of world-class researchers, research degree students learn and apply advanced research methodologies to produce new knowledge and provide solutions to the world is challenges. Completing a research degree means becoming an expert in your field.
This program focuses mainly on interior architecture.
What can I research?

We offer doctoral candidates the opportunity to undertake exciting and innovative research in the following disciplines:

creative industries
visual art
digital arts and humanities
media and communication
urban sciences and informatics
social care and social innovation
Aboriginal studies
Indigenous affairs
brain science
learning analytics
cultural studies
creative writing
performing arts
film studies
performing arts, music,
film studies
linguistics and languages
media arts
Our research is facilitated by a range of different research concentrations, including:

Australian Centre for Child Protection: an award-winning national centre conducting research that supports the development of policy and practice solutions for vulnerable children and their families
Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety: committed to a research agenda that provides evidence about the importance of balance between workplace productivity and psychological health and safety
Centre for Sleep Research: focuses on understanding and improving the human condition through learning about sleep, circadian rhythms and cognition
Research Centre for Languages and Cultures: our researchers bring together expertise in linguistics, languages and learning
Vernacular Knowledge Research Group: aims to conduct teaching and research activities around the conservation and recording of built and intangible cultural heritage at risk
China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development: a research partnership between the University of South Australia and Tianjin University in China. Its mission is to develop innovative strategies and technologies for sustainable urban development in the Asia-Pacific region
Your career:

A PhD will give you a competitive edge in the work place. You may choose to pursue a career in academia, or in research with a research institution or university. Alternatively, you may choose to work in your chosen specialisation. A research degree graduate of the University of South Australia:

understands current research based knowledge in their field and its methodologies for creating new knowledge. They can create, critique, and appraise new and significant knowledge.
is prepared for lifelong learning in pursuit of ongoing personal development and excellence in research within and beyond a discipline or professional area
is an effective problem solver, capable of applying logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of research problems
can work both autonomously and collaboratively as a researcher within a particular discipline or professional area and within wider but related areas
is committed to ethical action and social responsibility as a researcher in a discipline or professional area and as a leading citizen
communicates effectively as a researcher in a discipline or professional area and as a leading member of the community
demonstrates international perspectives in research in a discipline or professional area and as a leading


Which department am I in? Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, to the required standard, from a recognized higher institution in Australian or the international equivalent and/or the equivalent professional work experience. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students may be eligible to be considered for admission if you have:
Honours Level 1, Honours Level 2A (H2A), a Masters by Research or a Masters by coursework;
Honours Level 2B (H2B) or a Graduate Diploma, plus demonstrated capabilities as proven through evidence of professional work experience in the field of proposed study and by relevant quality publications;
a Bachelor Degree, Double Degree, Honours Level 3 (H3) or a Graduate Certificate, plus: demonstrated research capabilities as proven through evidence of professional work experience in the field of proposed study and by relevant quality publications; additional work experience and publications.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Western Sydney University offers below pathways courses for this subject Diploma in Business (Fast Track)
Diploma in Business (Standard)
Diploma in Business (Extended)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from TAFE NSW
MCI Institute
Academies Australasia

Full Time (4 Years)

A$29,500.00 (US$ 23,075) per year

25 June 2018

University of South Australia City West Campus, 217-243 Hindley Street, ADELAIDE, South Australia, 5000, ADELAIDE, Australia