PhD in Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Chinese Medicine
Practitioners in complementary medicine disciplines - and those with relevant qualifications, experience and ability - contribute to knowledge generation in their fields. This is vital to the growth and development of various complementary medicine professions.
You'll be required to demonstrate your learning of scientific techniques and procedures and make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in your field.
This program involves the intensive investigation of a highly specialised individual research project.
Program entry requirements
Entry into a Research program at RMIT is not based solely on academic achievement and applicants must meet the following minimum academic requirements to be considered for candidature.
One of the following:
- Successful completion of an Australian Masters by Research degree or equivalent.
- Successful completion of an Australian Masters by Coursework degree or equivalent WITH a research component graded as a distinction (GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00).
- Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor (Honours) degree graded as first or second class (over 70% or GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00).
Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirements, but can demonstrate extensive knowledge and appropriate research experience in the field of study may be considered for entry if they can supply evidence of their knowledge, experience and ability to undertake the program. Examples of such evidence can include previous academic standing, peer and non-peer reviewed quality research publications and exhibitions, professional esteem, or significant relevant industry and professional experience.
All research programs require you to:
- Submit a research proposal outlining:
- area of research to be undertaken
- research methodology
- literature review
- expected outcome/s of research.
- Identify a suitable RMIT academic supervisor. Research candidatures are subject to the availability of an academic supervisor and suitability of research.
- Submit a folio or additional information if you are applying for a studio based research program within the art, architecture or design related disciplines on request.
English language requirements
To undertake most research programs at RMIT, you must have achieved one of the following English proficiency test results within the last 2 years:
- Academic IELTS (minimum score) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B (no band less than Good)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
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