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.

Queensland College of Art

Our thriving community of artists, designers and photographers are constantly pushing the boundaries of the visual and creative arts.

Study at our South Bank campus in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct, or at our exciting Gold Coast campus. Collaborate with Griffith Film School students studying film and screen media, animation and games design.

Access our world-class facilities, including art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and computer labs, and learn from some of the world’s leading creatives.

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law

CRICOS

062206F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (US$ 23,771) per year
AUD $400 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

Expected October 2021

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (US$ 23,771) per year
AUD $400 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

Expected October 2021

Venue

Southbank Campus

226 Grey Street,

SOUTH BRISBANE,

Queensland,

4101, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

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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About Griffith University

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  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 50 worldwide
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