• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health from University of Technology Sydney is a research degree requiring an original and significant contribution to knowledge in a defined field of study. It is the traditional path for those wishing to assume leadership positions in research. 
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Overview

This Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health from University of Technology Sydney  assists students to complete original research that contributes to knowledge in their field within an international context. A student may construct their thesis by way of a series of related prospective publications during the course of their candidacy. Research at UTS takes place in a dynamic and outcomes-oriented environment. The university attracts students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise within a professional and stimulating framework. When students enrol, they become part of a lively and vigorous research culture, working closely with academic staff and health industry partners.

Careers 

This degree prepares nurses, midwives and public health and health service professionals for leadership positions in teaching, management and research. Opportunities are not limited to Australia and there is the possibility of developing a career on an international level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Students undertake a research project that may be in a professional or clinical area of the student's choice, or may be of a theoretical nature, addressing gaps in knowledge related to policy or practice.  
  • Students choose from a variety of research methodologies with the research approach being determined by the nature of the research undertaken. The research culminates in the production of a thesis for examination. 
  • Students are required to undertake a candidature assessment at the end of the first two sessions for full-time students, and at the end of the first three sessions for part-time students. Students work closely with a principal supervisor and a supervisory panel and are required to report on their progress each session.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    94

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    584

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 088974G 

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised master's by research or bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1), or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.
  • Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal and have the agreement of a suitable supervisor at the time of application.
  • English proficiency requirement is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36870 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18435 AUD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Tuition fees for international students range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.
  • For this course, the cost per session is $18435.

Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • CSC UTS PhD scholarship
  • International Research Scholarship
  • International Research Training Program Scholarship (IRTP)
  • UTS 30th Anniversary Study Abroad Accommodation Scholarship
  • UTS ATN-LATAM Scholarships
  • UTS President's Scholarship
  • UTS Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship

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