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Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study.

JCU research areas include:

  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental studies
  • Farming
  • Fisheries
  • Forest vulnerability
  • Natural resource management

It is a four-year full-time program offered either on campus at JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses or off campus.

The off-campus option requires some attendance on campus for confirmation and exit seminars, and at least three weeks per year for consultation with the supervisor. This program is also available part time.

Accreditation

 James Cook University (JCU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Planning the Research: Doctoral Candidates
  • Situating the Research: Doctoral Candidates
  • Professional Development: Doctoral Candidates
  • Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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General Requirements

Proof of the attainment of at least one of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class, Division A (Honours) in a degree program that included a total of at least a semester of supervised project work, the results of which contributed to the Honours grade;
  • A postgraduate qualification which included: (a) supervised research component(s) of at least one semester or equivalent and resulted in the production of output(s) graded at the equivalent of Distinction or better, and (b) at least one research methods subject;
  • A Research Masters degree, where at least two thirds of the degree consisted of a supervised research component and resulted in the production of a thesis or equivalent;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38960 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs

  • Singapore, Singapore

    1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs
  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if money problems stand between you and a higher education at James Cook University (JCU). Your financial circumstances are taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships and bursaries.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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