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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Human Movement (Integrated)

Becoming a leading researcher, with expert support to prepare for your PhD in Human Movement. Our integrated program offers graduates an alternative path to a doctoral degree.

VU's Integrated PhD in Human Movement program
During your first year of our integrated program, you’ll receive intensive research training. On passing the components with a 70% average, you’ll begin an original PhD in Human Movement thesis, graduating within the standard timeframe.

Our expert supervisors will continue to support your study in our interdisciplinary research focus areas. Our high-performance in sport and healthy populations research programs give you a wide selection of human-movement study topics.

VU are leaders in human-movement research, rated as 'well above world standard' by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

You’ll benefit from our commitment and investment in human-movement research:

Footscray Park’s $68 million high-technology teaching and research facility
collaborative programs in the Institute of Health and Sport
contact with sporting and healthcare industry partners.
You’ll submit your research findings as a formal PhD thesis and present your research in academic publications and conferences.

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

A PhD in human movement can lead to high-level work in government, healthcare, the sport and recreation industries, and academia.

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.