The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a course of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. The course is governed by the Course Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.
A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification is highly regarded in research roles or where highly specialised knowledge is required. It is a prerequisite for a permanent academic position in many universities.
|Duration||4 years full-time or 8 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||144|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses.|
|Expected Hours of Study||Information not available|
|Course Type||Research Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||PhD|
|AQF Level||Level 10: Doctoral Degree|
You may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy if you;
· have been awarded a Masters degree either by research or with a substantial element of research work within it, from a University or any other approved institution; or
· have qualified for the award of a Bachelors degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferred by a University or any other approved institution; or
· hold, from an institution of tertiary education, qualifications which are deemed by the Committee to be equivalent to those prescribed in either of the two points listed above.