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Doctor of Philosophy in Human Geography, Public Health, Social Work, and Work Health and Safety

PhD / Doctoral.
University of Wollongong


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About the course

A PhD helps students to specialise in one of the key research areas from arts, history or theories. By the end of the program, students should have made a significant and unique contribution to an existing area of knowledge through a thesis under academic supervision.

What you might learn

While researching for your thesis, you will be able to access specialist support including attending seminars, writing boot camps and workshops. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate academic leadership, creativity and innovation in your research work.

Career outcome

Upon graduating from this program, you may be employed in roles such as intelligence analyst, art professor, foreign affairs and trade officer, academic, editor, content manager, and etc. in companies including United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, SAGE Publications, Walt Disney, and etc.

Living Costs in Wollongong**

(Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant)
A$ 16 - 21

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom in City Centre)
A$ 1,452 - 1,921

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom Outside of Centre)
A$ 1,188 - 1,572

A$ 6 - 7

Utilities per Month
(Electricity, Mobile & Internet)
A$ 242 - 320

Average Salary**


Tuition fees per year

A$ 34,560



4 years

Upcoming Intakes

Feb 2019

Course Code



+61 3 9663 5333



University Excellence Scholarship

30% of tuition fees

University of Wollongong South West Sydney Scholarship

25% of tuition fees

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