PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.8k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 15.9k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:2894 Duration:3 years

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study.

USQ academics are recognised throughout the world for their excellence in research. Some of the projects you can tap into are at the forefront of cutting edge research. As a research student you would have the commitment and support to make a difference to society in a meaningful way.

USQ is committed to excellence in research training and provide a quality research training experience for our students. We maintain our relevance in research by linking with industry and business through local and international research networks.

You can start your PhD at any time during the year. To start your PhD you need to clarify your research topic and seek an academic staff member to be your supervisor. This can sometimes take time so it is wise to allow several months for discussion with potential supervisors and for consideration of your application.

Please note: the following courses are recommended for enrollment based on your preferred study area and mode. For more details please consult the USQ Handbook.

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Entry requirements

Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) or equivalent, or a Masters degree (with research component) or other qualifications equivalent to First Class Honours, together with evidence of professional standing.

Normally all students will be enrolled as provisional candidates, with their status being reviewed within 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time enrolment.

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

International entry requirements

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pre-requisites

Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) or equivalent, or a Masters degree (with research component) or other qualifications equivalent to First Class Honours, together with evidence of professional standing.

Normally all students will be enrolled as provisional candidates, with their status being reviewed within 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time enrolment. 

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

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