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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Society & Culture (Doctor of Philosophy)

Become a leading researcher of social and cultural practices. Contribute positive changes to public policy and social methods through your original and important PhD in Society & Culture.

PhD in Society & Culture program
Studying towards a doctoral degree in society and culture lets you explore, in-depth, an area that you are passionate and curious about. You’ll learn best-practice research methods in social and cultural studies, and use these to complete an original thesis at the forefront of its field.

We offer several research areas with associated research institutes and centres. In these, students and staff make important discoveries and contribute influential ideas. We also have connections with community and government organisations that let you embed your research in real-world scenarios.

You’ll graduate with the high-level skills to collect, analyse and present data and evidence. You’ll present your findings in a variety of contexts, including your thesis, journals and public presentations. Career opportunities include working in academia, government or local-community settings.

Campus Information

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a research career in government or community organisations, or to become an academic. Government and community roles include policy and planning.

PSW Opportunity

  • 4 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree with thesis; 
    or
  • admissible bachelor degree Completed with a degree classification (as awarded on degree certificate) of first Division with Distinction (70%).

English Language Requirement

  • Achieved an IELTS, (Academic Module) result with an overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6) or equivalent and completed a Masters degree or a relevant four year undergraduate degree with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.

  • Course Code: 084121G
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 112000 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A