The Doctor of Philosophy (Offshore) provides you with the opportunity to study for a PhD, recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework, whilst remaining in your home country for a substantive part of the degree. The course is comprised of an independent research study and thesis, overseen by academic supervisors. This degree is limited to high-quality applicants wishing to pursue research in particular discipline areas. For fully offshore candidates, periods of short-term visitation in Australia will be required during this degree, and travel support is available to facilitate such visits. For candidates undertaking this course under a co-tutelle model, an extended period of study within Australia will be required, typically lasting at least six months or more.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Offshore) 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||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|
Indicative Year - 2023
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Entry into the PhD (Offshore) will require applicants to meet the admissions criteria outlined in the Research Higher Degrees (Offshore) Course Rules policy and procedure.
As per the Research Higher Degrees (Offshore) Course Rules policy and procedure.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner|
|Number of units: 2||Total credit points: 144|
This is a research based course, where progress is monitored on a time and progress basis, rather than credit point accrual.
Research-based courses rely on time and progress in the degree, rather than credit point accrual.
For all candidates, core requirements are:
Research and Thesis (Masters Offshore) - full time OR Research and Thesis (Masters Offshore) part time. These units must be repeatedly taken until the candidate has met the minimum ETFSL period.
RSTH30001 – Examination (Research and Thesis). This unit attracts zero EFTSL/credit points.
Optional units (applicable only to candidates who have major revisions indicated in their examination outcome:
RSCH30155 Thesis Revisions (Research Higher Degrees) (Full time) - (48 credit points) OR
RSCH30156 Thesis Revisions (12) (Research Higher Degrees) (Part time) - (24 credit points)
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|N3858||Research and Thesis (Master by Research (Offshore))|
|RSTH30001||Examination-Research and Thesis|
|Students must complete 0 from the following units:|
|RSCH30155||Thesis Revisions (Research Higher Degrees)|
|RSCH30156||Thesis Revisions (12) (Research Higher Degrees)|