What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy or PhD Plus is a 4-year full-time equivalent 96 credit points (CP) doctoral higher degree by research course available across a range of disciplines within our University faculties, centres and research institutes. HDR candidates will be expected under academic supervision, to conduct independent and specialised research, disseminating the results of this research in either a written dissertation, portfolio of published works or creative work with an exegesis. The degree incorporates up to 12CP of coursework study to be completed in the first two semesters of the PhD for a full-time student, or over four semesters for a part-time student. The proposed PhD Plus provides graduates with a distinctive and innovative advantage to enhance their capability in professional or community practice recognised as part of their degree by incorporating opportunities for industry engagement and placements for HDR candidates.

Which department am I in?

Graduate Research

CRICOS

102575A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,900.00 (US$ 22,211) per year

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

Application deadline

1 December 2021

More details

Start date

7 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,

BRUCE,

Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a degree of bachelor with first or upper second class honours awarded by an Australian university or other recognized higher education institution, and evidence of research training and aptitude for research; or an award or the completion of work that has first or upper second class honours equivalence. Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Overall score of 79 with no skill score below: R: 13, L: 12, S: 18, W: 21; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale (CES): 176 with no individual sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test (OET): No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

For international students

As per the University of Canberra HDR Admission Policy.

Assumed knowledge

Sufficient knowledge relevant to the study area to enable identification of a need for research.

Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

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

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students