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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

By undertaking a Doctor of Education at University of Southern Queensland you will have expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study.

USQ academics are recognised throughout the world for their excellence in research. Some of the projects you can tap into are at the forefront of cutting edge research. As a research student you would have the commitment and support to make a difference to society in a meaningful way.

USQ is committed to excellence in research training and provide a quality research training experience for our students. We maintain our relevance in research by linking with industry and business through local and international research networks.

To start your PhD you need to clarify your research topic and seek an academic staff member to be your supervisor. This can sometimes take time so it is wise to allow several months for discussion with potential supervisors and for consideration of your application. 

Career outcomes

Graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in industry, academia or government with specialisation of your chosen field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    USQ accepts applications all year round.

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Full-time students normally complete in 3 to 4 years
      • 3 years or part-time equivalent
    Part-time
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Research
  • Engineering Research Methods
  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Research Methodology for the Human 
  • Research Methods in Creative Arts Practice 
  • Advanced Research Techniques
  • Guided Arts Studies 

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code (International applicants): 088073M

  • an Australian university Bachelor honours degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) or equivalent, or 
  • an Australian university Masters degree (with a significant research component) or equivalent, or
  • other qualifications and/or experiences equivalent to First Class or Second Class Honours (Division A).

Tuition Fee

  • National

    21680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21680 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 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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