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Philosophy (Hosted by Science & Engineering Faculty), Ph. D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #179 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
QUT adopts a project management approach. PhD candidates work closely with their supervisory team to meet collegially reviewed milestones leading to timely submission of a thesis for examination. QUT is proud of its record of timely completions and low attrition rates realised by this approach.
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Overview

During candidature, the supervisor and other key stakeholders will provide advice and direction to the candidate to encourage their participation in university scholarly activities such as research seminars, teaching and publication. The length of the thesis varies according to the topic, but should normally be no longer than 100,000 words, excluding bibliography.

Highlights

  • Produce a substantial piece of research that contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen specialisation.
  • Maintain regular contact with supervisors and participate in University scholarly activities such as seminars, teaching and publication; a program of supervised research and investigation; and preparation of a thesis.
  • External program candidates may research in a workplace away from QUT, either domestically or overseas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Entry is available at any time subject to approval.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course design

Mandatory

  • Advanced Information Retrieval Skills
  • Time based Thesis

Other units as agreed by student in negotiation with their supervisor and faculty.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS: 006367J
  • You must have either:

    • a completed recognised relevant honours degree or equivalent
    • a completed recognised masters degree or professional doctorate (by research or coursework)
    Masters and professional doctorate degrees by coursework must have a significant research component, normally not less than 25%. Holders of masters and professional doctorate by coursework must:
    • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.0 on QUT's 7 point scale; and
    • present evidence of research experience and potential for approval
    Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy depends on an applicant’s demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      35400 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 35400 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      35400 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 35400 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    2019: $29,200 - $35,400 per year full-time

    Living costs for Brisbane

    • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
      Living Costs

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