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Doctor of Philosophy (Ehs), Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Darwin, Australia
A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall undertake a program of study and research approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The program shall include the presentation of a thesis and/or other work approved by the Committee, embodying the results of the candidates study and research, for examination.


The Doctor of Philosophy (IAS) is for students interested in researching topics relevant to the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    320 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The types of topics relevant to this Faculty are: 

Natural and Physical Sciences

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Other Natural and Physical Sciences


  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum and Education Studies
  • Other Education


  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Other Health

Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Fisheries Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Other Agricultural, Environmental and Related Studies

Schools within the Faculty of Education, Health and Science include:

  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Information Technology
  • School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 053290B
  • referees reports, research proposal outline (400-600 words),
  • certified copies of transcripts of all previous education qualifications, including details of the grading system
  • a current CV/Resume
  • a certified copy of the relevant pages of your passport as proof of your residency status if you are a permanent resident

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Darwin

  • 1493 - 2530 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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