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Philosophy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

During the course of the degree the candidate will further develop their specialist knowledge and have deep methodological capacity. Depending on the field of specialisation, the degree culminates in an 80,000-word thesis. A Doctor of Philosophy is an internationally recognised research degree and is a pathway to an academic or research career.

Each faculty offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree. For further information, click on the menu items below.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of study 

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  • International Relations and Humanities
  • Law
  • Medicine
  •  Social Sciences
  •  Psychology and Counselling, Sport

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    98

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 063150J

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy are normally required to have 

  • A minimum first or upper second class undergraduate Honours degree (equal to at least a grade point average of 80%); 
  • Masters (Honours) degree;
  • Masters by Research degree, with major studies in a relevant subject area; 
  • and/or corresponding demonstration of research capacity.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37110 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37110 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37110 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37110 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.
  • 2020 fees: $38,410

Living costs for Gold Coast

  • 1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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