36 months
38660 AUD/year
31200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Health Sciences program at the Swinburne University of Technology, is part of a combined set of programs that offer students a pathway into a higher degree by research from an undergraduate degree.

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Aims and objectives

Upon successful completion of the Health Sciences program at the Swinburne University of Technology , graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate systematic and critical understanding in one or more specialist fields or discipline areas by planning and generating a substantial and original contribution that advances scholarship or professional practice
  • Effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills and work productively within a team of experts in the field
  • Demonstrate autonomy, authoritative judgment, adaptability, leadership, initiative, resilience and responsibility of an expert and leading practitioner or scholar.

Programme Structure

As a Doctor of Philosophy candidate, you will undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession.

  • Candidates undertake research, which may be pure, exploratory, applied, experimental and/or creative, and are required to submit a written research thesis or a written research thesis including associated papers.

  • The examinable outcome will normally be equivalent to 70,000 to 100,000 words. Where the examinable outcome takes the form of a thesis, it is acknowledged that thesis length can vary according to the nature of the work and the discipline.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code 064191C
  • To be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTHTHS) course, an applicant must have successfully completed:
  •  Master of Research (MR-INTHTHS) at Swinburne with a minimum H2A average (70% or higher)Confirmation of Candidature Review

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38660 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38660 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31200 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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