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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (Arts and Education) at Charles Sturt University is the platform to do just that. You’ll join a renowned academic community – with connections across the country and the globe – that will support and inspire you to push the boundaries in your discipline area.

You can choose to study on campus or online, part-time or full-time – whatever works for you to pursue your research goals. And with applications open throughout the year, whenever you’re ready, we’re ready to help make it happen.

Course highlights

Bring new knowledge to light

As a PhD candidate, you’ll pursue a detailed research investigation. You’ll apply innovative research techniques to assist in your endeavours, and then you’ll present your finding in a thesis. You will be at the leading edge of your field, where critical analysis, scholarly debate and a commitment to creating a world worth living in is expanding the scope of human understanding.

Explore your passion

With the guidance of a welcoming, committed academic community, you’ll have the chance to explore what fires your imagination and professional goals through your PhD research. Whether you want to delve deep into the arts, education, humanities, social work, theology – or any number of other fields – you’ll have the opportunity and support needed to really make your mark on knowledge.

Get PhD scholarship support for your study

At Charles Sturt, we want to support the development of new ideas. That’s why we have a range of scholarships and financial support that can make pursing your goals that bit easier.

Career opportunities

Obtaining a PhD signals to the world that you are a specialist in your discipline. That you bring or have the skills to create new knowledge and new ways of thinking to your job. That means you could work in high-level research, policy or industry roles in Australia or internationally, finding solutions that will make a real difference – whether for business, government or not-for-profits. You could also journey further into scholarly endeavours and pursue a rewarding academic career.

Majors

  • Theology and Ministry
  • Communication and Creative Industries
  • Humanities, Social Work and Human Services
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

CRICOS

103016B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,200.00 (14,56,103) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

Port Macquarie Campus

7 Major Innes Road,

PORT MACQUARIE,

New South Wales,

2444, NORTH COAST, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,200.00 (14,56,103) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

Orange Campus

Leeds Parade,

ORANGE,

New South Wales,

2800, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The entry qualifications required for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program: a relevant Bachelor degree at Honours Class 1 or Honours Class 2 Division 1; or a relevant Master by Research; or enrolled in a Charles Sturt University Master by Research program and has demonstrated exceptional ability in the conduct of a research project which is clearly capable of being extended to a doctoral level; or a relevant coursework Master s degree with evidence of research at a Distinction level or above; or other qualifications acceptable to the Faculty and the Research Committee. An applicant for admission to Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication candidature shall have: qualified for the award of a Master degree by research at an acceptable level; or an appropriate Bachelor degree with class 1 or class 2(i) Honours from an Australian university or an equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of four years (full-time equivalent); or some other appropriate combination of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (such as relevant graduate diplomas) and research experience which demonstrates to the Research Committee that he/she is capable of undertaking research at a Doctoral level, may be accepted into the program. Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and with no score below 6.0 in each of the individual skill areas, TOEFL test result with a minimum overall score of 577, Internet based TOEFL score of 79; PTE Academic: 58; Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015: 45; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 176.

For international students

The entry qualifications required for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program in the Faculty of Arts and Education are:

  • a relevant Bachelor degree at Honours Class 1 or Honours Class 2 Division 1; or
  • a relevant Master by Research; or
  • enrolled in a Charles Sturt University Master by Research program and the candidate has demonstrated exceptional ability in the conduct of a research project which is clearly capable of being extended to a doctoral level; or
  • a relevant coursework Master’s degree with evidence of research equivalent to a Charles Sturt University16 point subject or greater, at a Distinction level or above; or
  • other qualifications acceptable to the Faculty and the University Research Committee.

Students need to demonstrate proficiency by completing a qualification Charles Sturt deems equivalent to an Academic IELTS of 6.5, with no score below a 6.0, in each of the individual skill areas.

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

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