Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio

Duration1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Location
Online
Next start termFirst Half of Year, 2024
Study modeOnline
Course codeCD84
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Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio will enable you to complete a PhD thesis that incorporates your pre-existing peer-reviewed research outputs as a substantial component of the thesis; allowing you to gain recognition for your significant contribution to research in your discipline. You will compile these outputs into a single body of work that is unified through the development of a literature review, discussion and future directions chapters.

If you already have a significant record of published research in your field or are looking for a way to have your current research portfolio formally recognised, then the Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio may be ideal for you.

The Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio offers you the opportunity to complete a PhD thesis that incorporates your pre-existing, peer-reviewed research outputs as a substantial component of your thesis. CQUniversity supervisors will guide you to compile your research portfolio into a single body of work, unified through the development of a literature review, discussion and future chapters, to be presented and examined by a panel of academic experts to ensure it meets our stringent doctoral guidelines.

Entry into this course requires you to have a substantial existing body of peer-reviewed publications, as outlined in the Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio Course Rules Policy and Procedure (section 4.3 and 4.4). The Policy and Procedure notes that the University will consider applications for admission to candidature for PhD by Portfolio from individuals who can clearly demonstrate existing peer-reviewed research output/s to be considered for an award of a doctoral degree. In particular, such output must be:

  • work for which the applicant is largely responsible (for example, as demonstrated by authorship sequence)
  • cogent; occurring within a unified area of study, and
  • of a volume and quality that aligns with the expectations of an Australian doctoral degree.

In addition to existing peer-reviewed outputs, an applicant is required to hold the following qualifications:

  • has been awarded a Masters degree either by research or with a substantial element (typically one-third) of research work within it, from a university or any other approved institution
  • has qualified for the award of a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferred by a university or any other approved institution, or
  • alternative qualification/s and/or relevant professional experience deemed by the Research Division at CQUniversity to be of equivalent scope and standard to those listed above. This may include the CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Research and/or consideration of vocational training qualifications where these are shown to have relevant research or discipline-based content.

The Research Higher Degrees Course Guide provides detailed information about eligibility, benefits provided by CQUniversity, and the application, selection and offer process.

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    I chose CQU because of their high-quality research, accessible education, and the growing interest of industry partners in collaborative work to address the crop yield issues caused by multiple abiotic and biotic stresses. There is a great cultural mix at CQU with a very friendly environment.

    Sobia Ikram

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) I Pakistan

Career Opportunities

The Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio provides graduates with an internationally recognised degree through the Australian Qualifications Framework. As a graduate you will be able to secure professional roles in academia, research centres, institutes and institutions, or in broader business and industry.

Structure & Availability

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
First Half of Year, 2024Available Online
Second Half of Year, 2024Available Online

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio will enable you to complete a PhD thesis that incorporates your pre-existing peer-reviewed research outputs as a substantial component of the thesis; allowing you to gain recognition for your significant contribution to research in your discipline. You will compile these outputs into a single body of work that is unified through the development of a literature review, discussion and future directions chapters.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Requirements

Recommended study

As per the Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio Course Rules Policy and Procedure.

IELTS Academic: 6.5 with no individual band score of less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 79 with no score less than 21

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 62 with no score less than 54

Entry into this course requires the student to have a substantial existing body of peer reviewed publications, as outlined in the Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio Course Rules Policy and Procedure.

None applicable. 

Applicants and research project topics being pursued in the PhD by Portfolio degree may be subject to compliance checks under the Commonwealth Autonomous Sanctions and/or Foreign Interference regulations. 

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$11,430
International Indicative First Year FeeA$22,860

Please refer to our international course fees page.

Pursuing your research higher degree at CQUniversity is more affordable than you think. You can benefit from a range of stipends and scholarships, as well as access to training and other study resources. Visit our research for international students for more information.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.