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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a course of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. The course is governed by the Course Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

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A higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research. In addition, many discipline-specific employers recognise the skills developed through research degree are applicable in the workplace.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and the Arts

CRICOS

0100976

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Term fee: AUD $14,814 - AUD $18,150; Year fee - AUD $29,628 - AUD $36,300
Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

120 Spencer Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Term fee: AUD $14,814 - AUD $18,150; Year fee - AUD $29,628 - AUD $36,300
Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Adelaide Campus

44 Greenhill Road,

WAYVILLE,

South Australia,

5034, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a master’s degree either by research or with a substantial element (typically one-third) of research work within it, from a university or any other approved institution. a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second-class honors conferred by a university or any other approved institution. a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline in addition to completion of the CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Research with an average of distinction level of achievement. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0); TOEFL (internet-based) - Overall 79 (with no score less than 21), PTE Academic - Overall 62 (with no score less than 54), CAE and CPE - Overall 176 (with no band less than 169).

For international students

An applicant may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy if the person holds:

a) a Masters degree either by research or with a substantial element (typically one-third) of research work within it, from a university or any other approved institution

b) a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferred by a university or any other approved institution

c) a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline in addition to completion of the CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Research with an average of distinction level of achievement, or

d) alternative qualification/s and/or experience deemed by RHDC to be of equivalent scope and standard to those listed above.

IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0); TOEFL (internet-based) - Overall 79 (with no score less than 21), PTE Academic - Overall 62 (with no score less than 54), CAE and CPE - Overall 176 (with no band less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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