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Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by Creative Industries Faculty), Ph. D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #217 (QS) Brisbane, Australia
The Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by Creative Industries Faculty) at Queensland University of Technology demonstrates the Creative Industries Faculty’s reputation for innovation and excellence in research training, welcoming collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects and activity in the Creative Industries Precinct.
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Highlights of the Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by Creative Industries Faculty) at Queensland University of Technology

  • Pursue supervised applied research on an approved creative industries-related topic.
  • Develop expertise within Faculty research strength areas: Digital Media, Communication and Culture; Innovation in the Performing and Digital Arts; or Sustainability and Innovation in Design.
  • Competitive scholarships available.
  • Study full-time as either an internal or external student.
  • Work with the Creative Industries Faculty, a leader in language, communication and cultural research.
  • Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader in supporting the advancement of practice-led research.

Career outcomes

With QUT's real-world approach, QUT Creative Industries researchers develop expertise in a wide range of innovative research methodologies and make a significant contribution to new knowledge in their field. Our graduates are building prominent and successful careers around the world as architects, renowned designers, global artists, creative leaders, communicators and cultural experts – in academia, government, community and industry settings. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Mandatory courses 

  • 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:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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 etc.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36800 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33300 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Internationals: $30,400 - $36,800 per year full-time
  • Nationals:  $26,800 - $33,300 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 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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