CL81 - Doctor of Philosophy

Overview

Course Overview

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.

Career Information

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.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Research First Half Year - 2020

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Research Second Half Year - 2020

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Research Second Half Year - 2021

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Research First Half Year - 2021

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
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International Availability

Research First Half Year - 2020

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Research Second Half Year - 2020

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Research Second Half Year - 2021

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Research First Half Year - 2021

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Emerald
Gladstone
Melbourne
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

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.

Security Requirements

Not applicable

Health Requirements

Not applicable

Assumed Knowledge

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.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CL58 - Graduate Certificate in Research
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year
Second year
Third Year
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
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)

More Details
There is no additional information for this course.