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

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Whatever your area of interest, undertaking your PhD at QUT Law means you can have access to leaders in the field of health, crime, commerical and environment law. It's your opportunity to be guided by experts who are immersed in vibrant research that makes a real world difference. 

About

The QUT Law Faculty is home to three leading research centres, housing passionate experts in their fields of research. Find out more about each Centre and their projects by visiting their websites:

  • Health Law Research Centre
  • Crime and Justice Research Centre
  • Commercial and Property Law Centre

Whatever your area of interest, undertaking your PhD at QUT Law means you can have access to leaders in the field of health, crime, commerical and environment law. It's your opportunity to be guided by experts who are immersed in vibrant research that makes a real world difference. You may also like to read about the support QUT offers to research students at our Why Research at QUT page. There's also more detailed information about scholarships and student support at the university's PhDs and research degrees page.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

    Note: At any time. Requires approval.

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time or Full-time;Note: Part-time and external study options may be available depending on the project, infrastructure requirements and funding arrangements.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course duration:

Part-time or Full-time

Note: Part-time and external study options may be available depending on the project, infrastructure requirements and funding arrangements.

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

    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:

    79

    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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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.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    2019: $29,200 - $35,400 per year full-time

    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.

    Funding

    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.

    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

    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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