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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.

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STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

1/144

DURATION

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville

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.

CRICOS

0100976

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.

Core Units 1 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

RESEARCH IMPACT
CQUniversity's research focus and engaged research agenda are already making positive impacts on individuals, communities and industries across the world. In coming years, this impact will continue to grow, expanding into new focus areas and transforming the way we think about current challenges. The University's research impact is apparent in improved industry processes, regional and economic development, business improvement, productivity and innovation, social advancement and equity and healthier communities.

ENGAGED RESEARCH
CQUniversity's research agenda is built around deep engagement with communities, industries and government. The focus is firmly placed on the delivery of research that is especially relevant to the Northern Australia region. To deliver great research that is meaningful and relevant, researchers work directly with stakeholders to identify challenges and deliver solutions. End users are involved throughout our research projects. This approach ensures CQUniversity's research delivers direct benefit and long-lasting impact.

RESEARCH CENTRES AND INSTITUTES
CQUniversity has two research institutes – The Appleton Institute and the Institute for Future Farming Systems – and seven research centres including The Centre of Indigenous Health Equity Research, Centre for Intelligent

Systems, Centre for Railway Engineering, Centre for Research in Equity and Advancement of Teaching and Education, Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research and the Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Our focus has been to emphasise research with relevance to the region, involving aspects of regional development, growth in resource industries, environmental management, issues associated with quality health care in rural and regional communities, and education delivery specifically through use of modern technology.

Discover our research strengths at CQUni.

On-Campus Availability

Research First Half Year - 2023Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Research Second Half Year - 2022Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Research Second Half Year - 2023Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville

Please note, this course is no longer available to study on campus at CQUni Perth in 2022.

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

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.

Security Requirements

Not applicable

Health Requirements

Not applicable

Assumed Knowledge

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.

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.

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.

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

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RESEARCH AT CQUNI

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I received the Australia Awards Scholarship, as well as additional research funds, enabling me to purchase laboratory chemicals and to attend domestic and international conferences. CQUni is generous to their students and this made my study feasible.

Do Van Huong

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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 (Sciences, Engineering & Health)

I have gained research and communication skills, and attended two RHD intensive trainings where I presented my research and got the chance to meet experts in related fields who provided valuable feedback. CQU is truly a university where ‘you can be what you want to be’.

Tej Shahi

Doctor of Philosophy