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Ph.D. On Campus

Learning Analytics

University of Technology Sydney

48 months
36870 AUD/year
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This PhD in Learning Analytics from University of Technology Sydney is a research degree requiring an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the field of learning analytics. It is the traditional path for those wishing to pursue a career in research or academic life.   

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The PhD in Learning Analytics from University of Technology Sydney provides an opportunity for graduates to acquire high-level research skills and substantially deepen their knowledge in this area.

This course has been developed as a response to a global talent gap for people with data science knowledge, as identified and reported by the McKinsey Global Institute study. The study predicted a shortfall by 2018 of nearly 200,000 data scientists and 1.5 million managers with the capability to make decisions using big data in the United States alone.

The dramatic growth of data in every conceivable industry, from oceanography to market research, presents another major driving force in generating unprecedented global demand for data science skills.


This degree prepares data scientists for leadership positions in teaching, management and research. There are opportunities for developing a career on a national and international level.

Programme Structure

  • Phase 1: Students negotiate a doctoral study plan with their supervisor. This plan makes explicit the kinds of support each student requires. A formal doctoral assessment is undertaken at the end of Phase 1 in which the candidates present a full proposal for assessment, which is a prerequisite for entering Phase 2. 
  • Phase 2: Students develop their individual program of research, and their readiness to enter Phase 3 is assessed at the end of Phase 2. 
  • Phase 3: Candidates engage in the preparation and submission of a major thesis which makes a sustained contribution to knowledge in their field of inquiry.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 088537F  

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised master's by research or bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1), or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.
  • Selection criteria also include the quality of the research proposal, the centre's ability to offer appropriate supervision in the applicant's chosen field, and, where necessary, demonstration of generic technical skills.
  • English proficiency requirement is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36870 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18435 AUD per semester during 48 months.
  • For this course, the cost per session is $18435.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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