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Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by Creative Industries Faculty)

Queensland University of Technology

48 months
30300 AUD/year
26800 AUD/year
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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.


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. 

Programme Structure

Mandatory courses 

  • Advanced Information Retrieval Skills
  • Time based Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


384 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

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)
  • 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

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:

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy depends on an applicant’s demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision etc.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30300 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    26800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26800 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • Internationals: $30,300 - $36,800
  • Nationals: $26,800 - $33,300 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 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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