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Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing)

  • Doctorate (PhD)

Make a significant contribution to your chosen field by undertaking PhD research that is grounded in clinical practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Course Code
H920, 006256E

About this course

Make a significant contribution to your chosen field by undertaking PhD research that is grounded in clinical practice.

This degree is run by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, which through its clinical partnership program and community links, has an established research program that embraces the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of nursing.

A major research focus of the School examines symptoms and risk management associated with a wide range of chronic illnesses. Other areas of research include the exploration of symptoms and risk management associated with management of patients in acute and critical care contexts.

The research area of health services evaluation involves a critical evaluation of current health services models and the development of alternative models of health services delivery.

Deakin currently has around 1600 higher degree by research candidates - intelligent people making the most of our excellent facilities, partnerships, strategic research centres and excellent reputation

Entry requirements

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2A (70%+) standard, a research master degree, or a coursework master degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.

For more information please visit the Deakin Research - Higher Degrees by Research page.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Course structure

A Doctor of Philosophy is awarded for a substantial, original contribution to knowledge achieved in three years of full-time study (or six years of part-time study).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at Deakin University.
87.2%
Overall satisfaction
76.9%
Skill scale
71.8%
Teaching scale
95.6%
Employed full-time
$80k
Average salary