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 higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research. In addition, many discipline-specific employers recognise the skills developed through research degree are applicable in the workplace.
|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)||DPhilosophy|
|AQF Level||Level 10: Doctoral Degree|
An applicant may be considered for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy if the person holds:
a) a Masters degree either by research or with a substantial element (typically one-third) of research work within it, from a university or any other approved institution
b) a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferred by a university or any other approved institution
c) a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline in addition to completion of the CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Research with an average of distinction level of achievement, or
d) alternative qualification/s and/or experience deemed by RHDC to be of equivalent scope and standard to those listed above.
The Doctor of Philosophy is a course of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a contribution to knowledge. The course is governed by the Research Higher Degree Course Rules Policy and Procedure which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CL58 - Graduate Certificate in Research|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Number of units: 1||Total credit points: 144|
Please note, this is a time-based research higher degree and no credit points apply. The course is comprised of ongoing enrolment in Research and Thesis Units (as per spreadsheet provided to the LTS team). Enrolment may also occur in the CP20 units as follows: RSCH20001 Prepare for Confirmation RSCH20002 English for Research RSCH20005 Prepare for Confirmation RSCHxxxxx (N4231 Creative Practice Research)