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.

RESEARCH GRADUATE OUTCOMES

The HDR Reconnect project was created in response to the ACOLA Review recommendations. One of the key findings and recommendations was that longitudinal data on Australian doctoral and research masters graduate outcomes and career pathways need to be collected. The review recognised that to get the most out of research training, and to make an informed choice about whether and where to undertake research training, prospective candidates need access to a range of information including potential career outcomes.

Griffith is the first university in Australia to complete a project of this kind.

We set out to: Inform prospective and current doctoral and research masters candidates of potential employment and career pathways; Review our research training to ensure a quality experience is provided for all candidates; Reconnect with our PhD, doctoral and research masters graduates.

Results were gathered in 2017 and 2018 from 1,416 PhD, doctoral and research masters graduates—and outcomes are presented below. We hope you enjoy exploring our interactive project findings.

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Griffith Business School

CRICOS

062206F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (US$ 26,131) per year
AUD $437.50 per credit point.

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

Application deadline

3 January 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 26 April 2022

Venue

Southbank Campus

226 Grey Street,

SOUTH BRISBANE,

Queensland,

4101, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (US$ 26,131) per year
AUD $437.50 per credit point.

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

Application deadline

3 January 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 26 April 2022

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to 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. We accept the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no sub score 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.

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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