Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (Psychology)

Course summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Psychology is for graduates with a strong background in research who wish to explore a specialised psychology topic in depth using research methods with the added component of coursework.

This degree

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) is a four-year research degree which 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. All students must undertake the coursework component of this degree and achieve a minimum of 65% in each subject before being admitted into the three-year research component.

What you will study

The first year of this degree comprises coursework subjects and research training skills. The research skills include: research methodology; literature review, critical analysis or laboratory projects; and advanced topics or a minor research project.

Course information

Study area

Psychology, Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

210

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

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

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

092064M

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

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 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.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $15,504
Full Course Fee: $124,032

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.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $15,504
Full Course Fee: $124,032

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 expert, specialised cognitive technical and research skills in a discipline within social sciences to independently and systematically generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to the field.
  2. Critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate a substantial and complex body of knowledge at the frontier of a discipline area in social sciences.
  3. Communicate research findings, explaining and critiquing theoretical propositions, methodologies, results and conclusions to peers and to the community.
  4. Apply detailed knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to plan and execute original research in the field of education with intellectual independence and with full autonomy, authoritative judgment, adaptability and responsibility for personal outputs. 

Course Structure

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) requires the successful completion of 192 credit points comprising:

  1. 24 credit points of research training coursework subjects;
  2. 24 credit points of relevant Masters level coursework subjects approved by the Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS);
  3. A substantial research component to the value of 144 credit points; and
  4. A minimum of 65% needs to be attained in the coursework subjects to be admitted into the three-year research component. 

School of Education


The 24 credit points of research training subjects include:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
EDGZ930 Advanced Research Methods in Education 8 Autumn, Spring
EDGZ931 Research Proposal 8 Autumn, Spring
EDGZ932 Advanced Research Seminar 8 Autumn, Spring
Students who have not had prior introductory research methods training will also need to enrol in:
EDGZ921 Introduction To Research & Inquiry 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer

School of Health and Society


A program of subjects addressing the research training and thesis preparation requirements for each student will be developed in consultation with the Head of Postgraduate Studies.

School of Geography and Sustainable Communities


A program of subjects addressing the research training and thesis preparation requirements for each student will be developed in consultation with the Head of Postgraduate Studies.

Psychology 


The 24 credit points of research training subjects include:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
PSYP901 Research Project A Part 1 8 Autumn
PSYP903 Research Project B Part 1 16 Autumn

Thesis

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
THES924 Thesis Full Time 144 Annual
or
THES912 Thesis Part Time 144 Annual

Advanced standing of up to 24 credit points (for discipline subjects) may be given for previous appropriate Masters Study.

Supporting Statement

Applicants for the PhD Integrated must provide either a Supporting Statement or a detailed research proposal outlining the area of intended future research and reason for wishing to enrol in a research program.

Applicants 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/statement.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

The first year of this degree comprises coursework subjects and research training skills. The research skills include: research methodology; literature review, critical analysis or laboratory projects; and advanced topics or a minor research project.