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    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Healthy Communities

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    PhD (Philosophy Doctorate)

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Bedford Park

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 40,700  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Healthy Communities


    Undertake research that makes a difference to individuals and communities.

    At the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI), our expert researchers work with health practitioners, patients and with one of the largest networks of rural and remote community partnerships to better understand and seek solutions to the most pressing health and medical needs of Australians.

    Ground-breaking and world-class research requires excellent researchers – now and in the future.

    As a FHMRI PhD candidate, our expertise, support and mentorship prepare you to have maximum impact, and to make a difference in your future career.

    The Master of Arts (Women's Studies) offers a combination of coursework and a minor thesis. Topics cover areas such as feminist questions, gender and international development, Indigenous women, and media analysis.



    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    A PhD in Healthy Communities will position you as an expert in your area of specialisation. A PhD is a stepping stone to professional research or as a highly sought-after expert in the private or public sector in Australia and internationally. You will gain invaluable critical analysis skills.

    This prestigious degree will equip you with valuable skills for developing successful grants, improving research quality and research capacity, and skills for developing collaboration and engagement with your peers, industry and consumers.

    Potential occupations include:

    • Health economist
    • Senior or lead scientist
    • Industrial scientist
    • Academic
    • Industry
    • Government

    Potential employers include:

    • Universities
    • Local health services
    • Government Departments of Health
    • Business consultancy companies
    • Pharmaceutical and medical device companies
    • Research Institutes
    • World Health Organisation
    • Poche SA+NT (Indigenous Health)

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 40,700 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Healthy Communities

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