Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (Humanities)

Course summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) (Humanities) is a four-year research degree that incorporates a traditional three-year PhD thesis with one year of coursework subjects, combining generic research training and discipline-specific content into a single degree.

The coursework, which is undertaken in the first year of the degree, comprises research training skills and individual coursework subjects. Research skills typically include: research methodology; literature review, critical analysis, or laboratory projects; and advanced topics or a minor research project. The individual subjects are normally chosen from options within the Masters by Research degrees within the Arts and Humanities discipline, allowing students to obtain deeper content knowledge of their chosen field.

International students intending to become university researchers and teachers in their home country will benefit from exposure to Australian teaching methods through these subjects.

The research component is the same as for the three-year PhD program and leads to the production of a written thesis. The thesis, which involves a significant contribution to a field of knowledge, must be no longer than 100,000 words in length. Each PhD candidate has two supervisors appointed by the Faculty.

In order to progress to the research component, PhD Integrated students must complete the first year with an average of 65%, including 65% in each research training skills subject. Students progressing to the research component will have developed their specific research topic before commencing the research component.

Visit UOW's Research & Innovation website for information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships and services. For specific information relating to research being undertaken within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and The Arts, visit the Faculty's research pages

Course information

Study area

Arts & Humanities, International Studies, Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

210

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

4 years (8 sessions) full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

079632D

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

4 year Undergraduate degree with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4. Coursework Masters with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4.

Applicants for the PhD Integrated are encouraged to contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS) in their discipline area to obtain advice relating to potential research topics and supervisors. The HPS will also provide advice on the style and content needed for their research proposal. HPS contacts can be found at: www.uow.edu.au/research/rsc/prospective/index.html

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.0

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

TOEFL (Internet-based)

100

20

20

20

20

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $12,456
Full Course Fee: $99,648

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

4 year Undergraduate degree with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4. Coursework Masters with WAM 65+ or GPA 3 out of 4.

Applicants for the PhD Integrated are encouraged to contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS) in their discipline area to obtain advice relating to potential research topics and supervisors. The HPS will also provide advice on the style and content needed for their research proposal. HPS contacts can be found at: www.uow.edu.au/research/rsc/prospective/index.html

Special Admission Requirements

All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

Credit Transfer

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $12,456
Full Course Fee: $99,648

Exempt for the normal time limit of the course.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences:
26 February 2018

Applications Close:
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time.

Session Detail:
Orientation: 21 February 2018 (TBC)
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills in a discipline area to plan and execute a substantial piece of research that makes a contribution to knowledge;
  2. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate complex information, problems, concepts, and theories;
  3. Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions to peers and to the community;
  4. Apply advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to plan and execute a substantial piece of research with a high level of autonomy, accountability, adaptability and responsibility for personal outputs. 

Course Structure - Arts

Students complete 48 credit points of coursework (including 24 credit points of research training subjects i.e. Core ARTS901) and a substantial research component (thesis).

Students progressing to the research component (thesis) will have developed their specific research topic before commencing the research component (thesis). They will enrol in THES924 Thesis (full-time) or THES912 Thesis (part-time). 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
ARTS901Master of Arts Research Methods24Autumn, Spring
Electives
BCM 905Special Topics in Communication and Media Studies24Autumn, Spring
ELL 905Special Topics in English Language & Linguistics24Autumn, Spring
ENGL905Special Topics in English Literatures24Autumn, Spring
INDS905Special Topics in Indigenous Studies24Autumn, Spring
SOC 905Special Topics in Sociology24Autumn, Spring
STS 905Special Topics in Science and Technology Studies24Autumn, Spring
GWP 800Global Workplace Practice ^6Spring
Plus ONE from the following:
THES924Thesis Full Time24Autumn, Spring
THES912Thesis Part Time12Autumn, Spring

^ GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students to enrol

Course Structure - Creative Arts

*Please Note - This course is not available to commencing students in 2017

In order to progress to the research component (thesis), PhD (Integrated) students must complete research subject at 65% or higher and the two coursework subjects with an average of 65%.

Students not meeting these requirements may be offered an alternative of transferring into a Masters program.

Students progressing to the research component (thesis) will have developed their specific research topic before commencing the research component (thesis). They will enrol in THES924 Thesis (full-time) or THES912 Thesis (part-time).

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
ARTS901Master of Arts Research Methods24Autumn, Spring
Plus coursework subjects in the area of specialisation:
Creative Writing
WRIT910Analysis of Texts12Not offered in this year
WRIT911Literary Composition12Not offered in this year
Graphic Design
DESN910Graphic Design Theory and Industry Research Methodologies12Not offered in this year
DESN911Studies in Process and Analysis - Graphic Design12Not offered in this year
Media Arts
DESN910Graphic Design Theory and Industry Research Methodologies12Not offered in this year
DESN911Studies in Process and Analysis - Graphic Design12Not offered in this year
or
VISA910Visual Arts Theory12Not offered in this year
VISA911Studies in Process and Analysis - Visual Arts12Not offered in this year
Music Composition
MUS 910Music Analysis12Not offered in this year
MUS 915Studies in Composition Technique12Not offered in this year
Theatre
THEA910Theatre Analysis12Not offered in this year
THEA911Advanced Techniques in Theatre12Not offered in this year
Visual Arts
VISA910Visual Arts Theory12Not offered in this year
VISA911Studies in Process and Analysis - Visual Arts12Not offered in this year
Plus ONE from the following:
THES924Thesis Full Time24Autumn, Spring
THES912Thesis Part Time12Autumn, Spring
The following elective may also be chosen:
GWP 800Global Workplace Practice ^6Spring

^ GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students to enrol

Course Structure - Law

*Please Note - This course is not available to commencing students in 2017

Students complete 48 credit points of coursework (including 24 credit points of research training subjects) and a substantial research component.

Students will choose coursework subjects in consultation with their Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS).

Students progressing to the research component (thesis) will have developed their specific research topic before commencing the research component (thesis). They will enrol in THES924 Thesis (full-time) or THES912 Thesis (part-time).

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CMP 901Strategy and Sea Power8Not offered in this year
CMP 902Law of the Sea8Autumn, Spring
CMP 904Maritime Regulation and Enforcement8Autumn, Spring
CMP 905Legal Regulation of Shipping8Autumn, Spring
CMP 906Comparative Oceans Policy8Spring
CMP 907Maritime Security Law and Policy8Autumn, Spring
CMP 908Contemporary Maritime Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region8Autumn
CMP 909International Marine Environmental Law8Autumn, Spring
CMP 910Selected Topic in Maritime Studies8Not offered in this year
CMP 911Research Project in Maritime Studies8Autumn, Spring
CMP 912Minor Thesis in Maritime Studies16Autumn, Spring
CMP 913Integrated Marine and Coastal Management8Not offered in this year
CMP 914International Fisheries Law8Autumn, Spring
CMP 915Fisheries Management8Autumn, Spring
CMP 916Fisheries and Development8Autumn
CMP 917Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance8Spring
CMP 918International Fish Trade8Spring
LAW 960Legal Studies For Professionals6Trimester 1, Trimester 2
LAW 969Work Health and Safety Law6Not offered in this year
LAW 993Research Essay8Not offered in this year
LAW9302Law of Business Organisations6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
LAW9380Law for Environmental Managers8Spring
LWPD900Prosecutorial Practice6Autumn
LWPD901Applied Criminal Law6Autumn, Spring
LWPD902Advanced Criminal Evidence6Autumn, Spring
LWPD919Special Studies in Prosecutions6Autumn, Spring
LWPD920Prosecutions Research Project12Annual, Autumn, Spring, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
LWPD926Experts and their Evidence6Autumn, Spring
LWPD928Criminal Trial and Appellate Advocacy6Autumn, Spring
LWPD929Jury Advocacy6Autumn, Spring
GWP 800Global Workplace Practice ^6Spring
Plus ONE from the following:
THES924Thesis Full Time24Autumn, Spring
THES912Thesis Part Time12Autumn, Spring

^ GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students to enrol

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

The PhD (Integrated) (Humanities) in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts aims to produce internationally recognised and focused research that informs interdisciplinary and disciplinary teaching that is innovative and high-quality.

Graduates will have a capacity for rigorous and disciplined analysis and have highly-developed attitudes of critical inquiry, creative reflection and openness to cultural difference and diversity. You will be able to adapt to rapidly changing environments in the national and international arena and to adopt new skills and knowledge throughout your career.

Recent graduates have found employment as policy analysts, researchers in Foreign Affairs and Trade, advisers to politicians, research historians with large companies and in the welfare sector. Numerous graduates have found careers as journalists and in publishing, international aid, the diplomatic corps, heritage consultancy, legal services, environmental projects, community development, arts administration and academia.

The Faculty is internationally regarded for its excellence in Humanities, Social Sciences, Creative Arts and Law.