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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is Griffith's premier research training degree. It is your opportunity to explore a specific research area or topic that you are passionate about. You will be challenged to develop your original research project and receive mentoring and guidance from your supervisor. The PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis or other substantial research output prepared independently under supervision that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the relevant field of study as judged by independent experts of international standing.

School of Education and Professional Studies

Griffith’s School of Education and Professional Studies continues to drive the future of education, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the structure and delivery of our education degrees. Our School has established itself as one of the leading education institutions in the world and we remain perfectly positioned to prepare the teachers of tomorrow in priority areas like STEAM education, digital coding, literacy, wellbeing and early childhood education.

At Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER), we have one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country. We comprise a vibrant community of researchers and research candidates whose applied research with industry partners, education systems, schools, community and not-for-profit organisations is readily translated into practice. We invite your collaboration in discovering how new knowledge about learning can address important issues facing Queensland, Australia and the world. In seeking to create new knowledge for learning, our institute has identified key research foci that include, but are not limited to, leadership, living with autism, and professional and practice-based learning.

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law

CRICOS

062206F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,500.00 (16,52,221) per year
AUD $381.25 per credit point. The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

11 October 2021

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,500.00 (16,52,221) per year
AUD $381.25 per credit point. The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

More details

Start date

11 October 2021

Venue

Mount Gravatt Campus

176 Messines Ridge Road,

MOUNT GRAVATT,

Queensland,

4122, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have a bachelor degree (or equivalent) with class I honours or class IIA honours; or a master degree (or equivalent) incorporating a significant research component; or a record of research, or a qualification granted by a professional or other body which is deemed to be of a standard comparable to a bachelor degree with class IIA honours. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

An applicant for admission as a PhD candidate shall hold:

a Bachelor degree with first-class honours or second-class honours (Division A) or a Masters degree, incorporating a significant research component, from a recognised institution; or
a record of research, or a qualification granted by a professional or other body deemed by the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School, to be of a standard comparable to a Bachelor degree with second-class honours (Division A).

The minimum English Language proficiency requirements for applicants to Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS (Academic) with no band score less than 6.0; OR a minimum score of 575 on the paper-based TOEFL including a score of no less than 5.0 on the TWE; OR a score of 79 on the internet-based (iBT) TOEFL with no sub-score less than 19; OR a score of no less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

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

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