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

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #217 (QS) Brisbane, Australia
Whatever your area of interest, undertaking your Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by Faculty of Law) at Queensland University of Technology  means you can have access to leaders in the field of crime and justice, commercial and property law, health law, intellectual property law and international law and global governance. 
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With supportive supervisors who are leaders in their field, you can become part of an elite team of driven researchers. 

With great scholarships on offer, you can enjoy in-house workshops, seminars and be encouraged to publish as part of a strong and flourishing research culture. There's also funding for conferences so you can share your work and network as you go.

What to expect from the Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by Faculty of Law) at Queensland University of Technology

It's your opportunity to be guided by experts who are immersed in vibrant research that makes a real world difference. 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.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course duration:

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