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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Nursing & Midwifery (Integrated)

Achieve your dream of a doctorate in nursing and midwifery – even if you don’t have a research background. We’ll teach you important research techniques before you begin a PhD in Nursing & Midwifery.

Integrated PhD in Nursing & Midwifery at VU
Our integrated program offers an alternative path to a doctoral degree in Nursing and Midwifery. During your first year, you’ll learn best-practice research methods. On passing the first-year components with a 70% average, you’ll begin your own original research, graduating in the standard timeframe.

We’ll continue to support you throughout your research in community, clinical-practice, education or policy areas. Our connections with local, medical and government organisations give you real-world research opportunities. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, our nursing research was ranked ‘well above’ world standard.

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 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 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 qualification at AQF level 8 or above, typically in a cognate discipline (including a qualification without minor thesis), with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.