What will I learn?

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is available in all Faculties of the University and is awarded without classification on the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis which demonstrates that the candidate has made a substantial contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship of the candidate’s own investigations to a wider field of knowledge.

About psychology

Psychology is the study of human mind and behaviours. Psychologists put that knowledge to work in all sorts of fields, from counselling to teaching to market research. When you study psychology, you’ll discover the inner workings of the mind and learn the skills to provide meaningful insight and support to others, when they need it most. You’ll also be learning with some of the world’s best with our psychology research ranked equal first in Australia.

Career outcomes

Our psychology graduates have pursued careers as:

child care worker
clinical psychologist
career counsellor
consumer psychologist
school psychologist
welfare support officer
deployment consultant
research assistant
case worker
juvenile justice officer
drug and alcohol counsellor
advertising agent

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

097176G

Study options

Full Time (3 years full-time, with the possibility of 6 to 12 month extension)

Tuition fees
A$25,736.00 (US$ 17,902) per year
Estimated Total Cost: AUD $77,208; Unit Fee: AUD $3,217
Start date

Expected June 2021

Venue

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road,

BANYO,

Queensland,

4014, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years full-time, with the possibility of 6 to 12 month extension)

Tuition fees
A$25,736.00 (US$ 17,902) per year
Estimated Total Cost: AUD $77,208; Unit Fee: AUD $3,217
Start date

Expected June 2021

Venue

Ballarat Campus

1200 Mair Street,

BALLARAT,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have one of the following to be eligible for admission to a PhD: an appropriate undergraduate degree with honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) (or equivalent); a masters degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field; an equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg, an authored publication). English language proficiency requirement: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing; ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 176 (Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests).

For international students

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have completed one of the following:

an appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) or equivalent; or
a master’s degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field; or
an equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 in writing

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

Application deadlines: Semester One - 11 February; Applications for Semester two entry will open in January.

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