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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Human Movement (Doctor of Philosophy)

Study human movement at the highest level, and contribute important ideas to the field, in your PhD in Human Movement at VU.

We give you access to world-class facilities and expert supervisors to support your ground-breaking research.

PhD in Human Movement at VU
VU’s research in human movement was recently rated as 'well above world standard' by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Our high-performance in sport and healthy populations research programs give you opportunities for PhD research in scientific and social areas. Examine the movement factors that influence sporting performance, or develop exercise interventions for clinical practice. We have a wide range of exciting research options.

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

Footscray Park’s $68 million high-technology teaching and research facility
our interdisciplinary Institute of Health and Sport
collaboration with industry partners.
You’ll submit your research findings as a formal PhD thesis. You’ll also learn to present your research in academic publications and conference presentations.

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 Masters degree or a relevant four year undergraduate degree with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.