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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree provides training and education with the objective of producing graduates with the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality.

A PhD candidate will uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative re-interpretation of known data and established ideas.

The award of a PhD is a recognition of successful research experience of international standard in the discipline.

Doctorates are completed within 3 years full-time candidature, with a maximum enrolment of four years full time, or part-time equivalent.

Candidates undertake their independent research under the expert guidance of a panel of supervisors.

Your career

As a Doctor of Philosophy graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in settings such as:

  • Academia, industry, government and non-government organisations
  • Scientific research
  • Specialist consultancy
  • Research management
  • Executive-level management

Which department am I in?

Graduate Research School

CRICOS

050316K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,900.00 (16,00,642) per year

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

Start date

29 November 2021, 10 January 2022, 7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Parramatta City Campus

169 Macquarie Street and 100 George Street,

New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,900.00 (16,00,642) per year

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

Start date

29 November 2021, 10 January 2022, 7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Penrith Campus

Second Avenue,

KINGSWOOD,

New South Wales,

2747, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant for a PhD program must either hold: A Master’s degree by research, or a Bachelor (Hons) degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1 honours, or a demonstrated capacity for research in a discipline deemed to be acceptable to the university. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

An applicant for a PhD program must either hold: A Master’s degree by research, or A Bachelor (Hons) degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1 honours, or A demonstrated capacity for research in a discipline deemed to be acceptable to the university.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

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

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