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Overview

We are very pleased to announce that we will now be offering our programs online for all international students, whether they are here in Australia or planning to study online from their home country.

This means that students can commence their studies at ACU as scheduled, for Semester 2, 2020.

Students who are currently in Australia can commence their ACU program online and will progress to on-campus study when possible.

Students who are currently outside of Australia can commence their studies online. If travel restrictions are lifted, students will then have the choice to complete their semester online or travel to Australia. We will continue to monitor this situation carefully and confirm arrangements for transfer onto campus when travel restrictions are lifted.

The programme

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy from Australian Catholic University shall be completed by submission of a thesis which demonstrates that the candidate has made a substantial contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship of the candidate’s own investigations to a wider field of knowledge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three years full-time, with the possibility of a six to 12 month extension

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Six years part-time, with the possibility of a 12 to 24 month extension.

  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • No deferment available.

  • Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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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General Requirements

CRICOS: 097176G

A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have completed one of the following:
  • an appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) or equivalent; or
  • a master’s degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field; or
  • an equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25736 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25736 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

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

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

    1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Ballarat, Australia

    1260 - 2250 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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