QUT adopts a project management approach, with higher degree research (HDR) candidates working closely with their supervisory team to meet collegially reviewed milestones.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.
Creative practitioners enjoy a strong commitment to practice-led research, in which the Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader.
Students have recently completed PhDs on topics such as:
The PhD program demonstrates the Creative Industries Faculty’s reputation for innovation and excellence in research training through a focus on diversity, new knowledge industries and scholarly and creative practice. This world-class program provides a basis for critical inquiry and welcomes collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects across the faculty's key research strength areas:
The faculty supports individual and team-based research activity in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Creative Industries Precinct. The co-located research centres attract eminent academics of international and national standing who are keen to work with new researchers.
The faculty is the national leader in language, communication and culture research attracting the highest levels of funding from Australian Research Council grants for 2003 to 2008.
With QUT's real-world approach, PhD candidates draw on a wide range of research methodologies. Many gain skills that are suitable for commercial research contexts and extended studies, and work with industry or government partners on a global as well as a national level.
Other units as agreed by student in negotiation with their supervisor and faculty.
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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.Schedule IELTS
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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 ®.Schedule TOEFL®
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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