Doctor of Philosophy

Duration4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termSecond Half of Year, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCL81
First-year fee
$37,056 dffpifyf
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Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a course of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. The course is governed by the Course Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a course of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. The course is governed by the Course Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

Career Opportunities

A higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research. In addition, many discipline-specific employers recognise the skills developed through research degree are applicable in the workplace.

Structure & Availability

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Second Half of Year, 2024Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
First Half of Year, 2025Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Distance, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Second Half of Year, 2025Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Distance, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
First Half of Year, 2025Available Online
Second Half of Year, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Recommended study

The Doctor of Philosophy is a course of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a contribution to knowledge. The course is governed by the Research Higher Degree Course Rules Policy and Procedure which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

An applicant may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy if the person holds:

a) 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

b) a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferred by a university or any other approved institution

c) a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline in addition to completion of the CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Research with an average of distinction level of achievement, or

d) alternative qualification/s and/or experience deemed by RHDC to be of equivalent scope and standard to those listed above.

Not applicable

Not applicable

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

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$37,056

Research Stipends and Scholarships

Pursuing your research higher degree at CQU is more affordable than you think. You may be eligible for stipends and scholarships to reduce costs, plus you can access project and conference financial support. For more information, visit the research higher degree fee page.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). Explore other study costs.

CQUniversity offers a strong sense of research community, as well as generous project funding, training and support so that you can thrive as a researcher.

CQUniversity is committed to supporting you academically throughout your research journey, providing a range of benefits including multiple supervisors, mentorship, access to RHD Academies and more.

As a Research Higher Degree student at CQUniversity, you may benefit from our scholarship opportunities which include living stipends, allowance scholarships, and tuition waivers. A research scholarship or stipend could help you pay for some or all of your tuition fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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How to apply

Submit your application for this course directly to CQUniversity using the Apply Now button below.