• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Doctor of Philosophy at CQUniversity Australia is a course of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge.
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Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy at CQUniversity Australia 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.

Why Study at CQUniversity

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Duration description

      Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change. For students who wish to study 100% online, we encourage you to check out our Online Study page and submit an enquiry.

       

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. 
  • It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.
  • CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. 
  • Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 0100976

  • 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
  •  a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferred by a university or any other approved institution
  • 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
  • alternative qualification/s and/or experience deemed by RHDC to be of equivalent scope and standard to those listed above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26880 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26880 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

AUD 26 880 – AUD 30 672 per year

Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Perth, Australia

    1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Adelaide, Australia

    1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Rockhampton, Australia

    1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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