The Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio will enable you to complete a PhD thesis that incorporates your pre-existing peer-reviewed research outputs as a substantial component of the thesis; allowing you to gain recognition for your significant contribution to research in your discipline. You will compile these outputs into a single body work that is unified through the development of a literature review, discussion and future directions chapters.
The University will consider applications for admission to candidature for the Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio from individuals who can clearly demonstrate existing peer-reviewed research output(s) to be considered for an award of a doctoral degree. In particular, such output must be:
a) work for which the applicant is largely responsible (for example, as demonstrated by authorship sequence)
b) cogent; occurring within a unified area of study; and
c) of a volume and quality that aligns with the expectations of an Australian doctoral degree.
This degree is applicable for Australian domestic applications only.
The Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio provides graduates with an internationally recognised degree through the Australian Qualifications Framework. Graduates will be able to secure professional roles in academia, research centres, institutes and institutions, or in broader business and industry.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|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(Portfolio)|
|AQF Level||Level 10: Doctoral Degree|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Entry into this course requires the student to have a substantial existing body of peer reviewed publications, as outlined in the Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio Course Rules Policy and Procedure.
As per the Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio Course Rules Policy and Procedure.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Number of units: 2||Total credit points: 48|
Core units - all candidates must take a minimum of:
Thesis by Portfolio (full time) OR Thesis by Portfolio (part time). This unit must be taken at least twice (i.e. to create a minimum one-year long unit).
RSTH30001 – Examination (Research and Thesis). This is a nil EFTSL unit (no fees). All candidates will require enrolment in the examination unit.
Optional units (this is only for candidates who have 'major thesis revisions' indicated after their examination:
RSCH30155 Thesis Revisions (Research Higher Degrees) – full time OR RSCH30156 Thesis Revisions (12) (Research Higher Degrees) – part time.