What will I learn?
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. A PhD thesis should not exceed 100,000 words.
Our academics work closely with a number of research centres, some of which are based within the faculty or University.
We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.
As a PhD candidate, your progress will be reviewed on at least an annual basis. The award of the degree depends on the examination of your completed thesis of typically 80,000 words or less. If you are undertaking practice-based research (such as in the creative disciplines or any other area in which you produce an artifact as well as a thesis) your thesis or exegesis will be 50,000 words or less.
Final assessment of your thesis is by at least two examiners, including at least one from outside Australia, and must demonstrate the following course learning outcomes:
A substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of research or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution.
Ability to provide a critical appraisal of relevant literature and available research, to appreciate and understand the relationship of the investigations undertaken to the wider field of knowledge in which these investigations are located, and to draw out the contribution to knowledge made by these investigations.
Knowledge and understanding of the methodological techniques used in the research and any shortcomings associated with these techniques.
A satisfactory level of literary presentation reflecting an ability to communicate in a clear, concise and authoritative manner appropriate to the field of research and to the scholarly community to which it is addressed.
Which department am I in? College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
Applicants must hold a Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial private research expertise. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
Students must have an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor is degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher or approved international equivalent.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
A$31,000.00 (US$ 24,248) per year
5 March 2018, 30 July 2018, 5 November 2018
Albury-Wodonga Campus 133 McKoy Street, WEST WODONGA, Victoria, 3690, WODONGA, Australia