Doctor of Professional Studies - CU56
The Doctor of Professional Studies (DProfSt) is a doctoral course of supervised research and research tasks designed for professional practitioners/educators, comprising structured research tasks, proposal development, and thesis component.
On Campus, Online
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Distance, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
The Doctor of Professional Studies is a degree for the 21st century that focuses on creativity, innovation and enterprise to generate new knowledge in the context of an application that has commercial potential. We live in a time where there has never been such a prodigious rate of innovation, with science and technology taking the lead. The Doctor of Professional Studies builds on this paradigm to create new knowledge in a range of professions and occupations.
You already have a solid education background but you now find yourself dealing with more fragmented issues and complex demands, demands that are hard to satisfy. The Doctor of Professional Studies acknowledges your experience and leverages it against high-level workshops and creative research; so at the end of the process, you will have achieved at least two goals: top-level success; and a solution to a workplace issue or knowledge relevant to your organisation.
The Research Higher Degrees Course Guide provides detailed information about eligibility, benefits provided by CQUniversity, and the application, selection and offer process.
|Core Units||0||Major Units||None|
|Term 1 - 2019||Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville|
|Term 1 - 2020||Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville|
|Term 2 - 2019||Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville|
|Term 2 - 2020|
|Term 3 - 2019|
|Term 3 - 2020|
|Term 1 - 2019||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2019||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2019||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2020||Available Online|
You may be considered for admission to the Doctor of Professional Studies course if you:
- have been awarded a masters degree either by research or with a substantial element of research work within it, from a University or any other approved higher education institutions; or
- have qualified for the award of a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferrred by a University or any other approved higher education institution; or
- hold, from an institution of tertiary education, qualifications which are deemed by the Committee to be equivalent to either of the two points listed above.
· International English requirements: https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Assumed KnowledgeNo information available at this time.
Doctor of Professional Studies graduates aim for high level management positions that allow them to inform and influence within their chosen field of employment. A PhD is the highest academic degree that can be undertaken.
Pursuing your research higher degree at CQUniversity is more affordable thank you think. You can benefit from a range of stipends and scholarships, as well as access to training and other study resources. For more information view our research higher degree fees and resources section.
Our research scholarships and stipends could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.
You may be interested in applying for one or more of the following scholarships.
- Research Training Program
- Brian Gray Scholarship, closes 30 March 2019
- Capstone Editing Grant for Professional Thesis Editing, closes 31 October 2019
- Capstone Editing Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students, closes 30 July 2019
- Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women, closes 30 May 2019
- MORA - CQUniversity Australia Scholarship Program, closes 31 December 2030
- Capstone Editing Carer's Travel Grant for Academic Women, closes 30 May 2019
You will also receive generous support in the form of allocated facilities such as laboratory space, where appropriate, or dedicated workstations depending on your mode and location of study, provision of a laptop/computer upon commencement of your studies, and funding to support research higher degree student project costs.
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