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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Nursing & Midwifery

Become a leading researcher and contribute positive changes to health care, health policy, and our communities through your PhD in Nursing & Midwifery.

PhD in Nursing & Midwifery at VU
Studying towards a doctoral degree in nursing and midwifery lets you explore, in-depth, an area that interests you. You’ll learn best-practice research methods, and complete an original thesis at the forefront of its field.

In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, our nursing research was ranked ‘well above’ world standard. We support PhD research in the community, clinical practice, education and policy. We have connections with community, medical and government organisations – for real-world research opportunities.

You’ll graduate with the high-level skills to collect and analyse evidence. You’ll learn to present your findings clearly and effectively – in your thesis, journals and public presentations. Career opportunities include working in healthcare management, academia, government or community settings.

Campus Information

St Albans Campus

Our St Albans Campus is a hub for health and nutrition research. It also specialises in arts and science programs. Our nursing and biomedical science students complete a large part of their studies at the new teaching and research centre at Sunshine Hospital alongside medical professionals. The campus has a modern community feel and is set in gardens of native grasses and gum trees. It’s a relaxed, friendly place to study, with a children’s centre, a gym, and award-winning architecture.

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 management or research career in health care, government or community, or to become an academic. There are currently large demands for nurse educators and managers (HealthTimes(external link)).

Possible job titles following this PhD include:

  • nursing manager
  • nursing educator
  • clinical nurse specialist
  • lecturer
  • policy adviser.

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.