Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Domestic

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Local
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationAll campuses
Duration 3F / 6P
Fee InformationFees for research degrees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Domestic candidates may be eligible to extend the duration to 4F/8P.

International

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International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationAll campuses
Duration3F
Fee InformationFees for research degrees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree provides training and education with the objective of producing graduates with the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality. A PhD candidate will uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative re-interpretation of known data and established ideas.

The award of a PhD is a recognition of successful research experience of international standard in the discipline.

Doctorates are completed within 3 years full-time candidature, with a maximum enrolment of four years full time, or part-time equivalent.

Candidates undertake their independent research under the expert guidance of a panel of supervisors.

Career opportunities for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

As a Doctorate graduate, you will be able to conduct research independently at the highest international level of originality and quality.

Government

Senior advisor, policy development and analysis, social research.

Business and Industry

Senior leadership, consumer and social research, public relations, publishing, personnel work, training, marketing, human resources.

Community and Non-Government Organisations

Senior administration, policy development, overseas aid and development agencies, social research, lobbying.

Academia

Pursue a career in academia as a university researcher, lecturer or professor.

How to Apply

Local and international students may apply for admission into higher research degrees at any time. For information about the admission criteria and the application process, please refer to the How to Apply for Research Degrees page.