42 months
29900 AUD/year
23800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctor of Philosophy from University of Canberra is a higher degree by research available across a range of disciplines within our University research institutes, as well as our four university faculties: Faculty of Arts & Design; Faculty of Business, Government and Law; Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics; and Faculty of Health.  

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The Doctor of Philosophy from University of Canberra cover five areas of research focus: communication, education, environment, governance and health. 

These areas of focus are supported within the four University research institutes:

  • Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Institute of Applied Ecology
  • Research Institute of Sport and Exercise 
  • Health Research Institute
  • and several faculty- based research centres.

Key facts:

This course incorporates a 12 credit point coursework component to be completed in the first two semesters of the PhD for a full-time student, or over four semesters for a part-time student. The coursework component can be skipped if a student is accepted into the accelerated entry pathway (see admission requirements tab).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Doctoral Thesis in Commerce (by Publication) 
  • Doctoral Thesis (Mathematics) 
  • Doctoral Thesis (Natural and Physical Sciences)
  • Doctoral Thesis (Forensic Science) 
  • Doctoral Thesis (Biological Sciences) 
  •  Doctoral Thesis (Information Systems)  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines


84 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The Faculty or Research Institute will determine an applicant's eligibility for standard entry based upon evidence provided which would include:

  • evidence of advanced knowledge in an area relevant to the PhD topic;
  • a minimum of four years study at Australian degree level in a relevant area (e.g. four year bachelor degree or bachelor degree plus coursework masters);
  • evidence of an ability to undertake complex thinking and problem solving; and
  • evidence of significant aptitude for research.
CRICOS Code: 102575A

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29900 AUD per year during 42 months.
  • National

    23800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23800 AUD per year during 42 months.
  • Domestic - $23,800 (Low cost) $30,900 (High Cost) per year
  • International - $29,900 (Low Cost) $39,300 (High Cost) per year

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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