PhD (Global, Urban & Social Studies) 36 months PHD Program By RMIT University |Top Universities
Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

30,720 AUDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

01 Mar, 2023Application Deadline

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

International Relations/Studies/Affairs

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the humanities and social sciences cultivates high-level skills in research processes, advanced communication skills, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.
You’ll develop and extend your expertise, widen your networks, enhance your career prospects and produce socially useful research. You'll create a thesis or research project that makes a substantial and original contribution to an existing body of knowledge. Individually supervised research programs are available in three key areas: the social, the urban and the global.
RMIT University has particular expertise in the fields of:
  • urban planning and housing studies
  • sustainability
  • criminology
  • globalisation, languages and cultures studies
  • applied linguistics, translating and interpreting
  • sociology
  • international development and relations
  • community development
  • social and public policy
  • social work.
Through the program you’ll access and nurture industry partnerships and collaboration with other researchers while gaining creative, technical and communication skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts.

Program overview

Main Subject

International Relations/Studies/Affairs

Degree

PhD

Study Level

PHD

Study Mode

On Campus

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the humanities and social sciences cultivates high-level skills in research processes, advanced communication skills, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.
You’ll develop and extend your expertise, widen your networks, enhance your career prospects and produce socially useful research. You'll create a thesis or research project that makes a substantial and original contribution to an existing body of knowledge. Individually supervised research programs are available in three key areas: the social, the urban and the global.
RMIT University has particular expertise in the fields of:
  • urban planning and housing studies
  • sustainability
  • criminology
  • globalisation, languages and cultures studies
  • applied linguistics, translating and interpreting
  • sociology
  • international development and relations
  • community development
  • social and public policy
  • social work.
Through the program you’ll access and nurture industry partnerships and collaboration with other researchers while gaining creative, technical and communication skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

79+
58+
6.5+
The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:
  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
  • a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.
01 Mar 2023
3 Years
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Jul

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

-
-

International Students

30,720 AUD
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