Gold Coast Campus
Parklands Drive Gold Coast Queensland 4215
CRICOS course code: 062206F
Level of study: Postgraduate
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is Griffith's premier research training degree. It is your opportunity to explore a specific research area or topic that you are passionate about. You will be challenged to develop your original research project and receive mentoring and guidance from your supervisor. The PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis or other substantial research output prepared independently under supervision that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the relevant field of study as judged by independent experts of international standing.
School of Allied Health Sciences
The School of Allied Health Sciences is one of the largest and fastest growing Schools in the Griffith Health Group. It is known for innovation and excellence in health education, research and clinical practice and has a focus on addressing many of the health challenges facing society today and tomorrow.
The School of Allied Health Sciences also houses the Allied Health Clinics, which provide Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology clinical services to the public. This clinic provides a growing number of practice placement opportunities to Allied Health students.
Allied health professionals play a key role in shaping and delivering new and more effective models of healthcare and are central to meeting the future needs of the community with regards to their health and welfare needs. This includes preventing ill health and supporting healthier lives.
Research within the School of Allied Health Sciences spans 6 discipline areas. All 6 disciplines are represented at the Gold Coast campus, and Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology are also based at the Nathan Campus in South Brisbane. The school has specific research strengths in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory conditions.
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Nathan Campus170 Kessels Road
Griffith UniversityGold Coast Campus
Mount Gravatt Campus176 Messines Ridge Road
Logan Campus68 University Drive
An applicant for admission as a PhD candidate shall hold:
a Bachelor degree with first-class honours or second-class honours (Division A) or a Masters degree, incorporating a significant research component, from a recognised institution; or
a record of research, or a qualification granted by a professional or other body deemed by the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School, to be of a standard comparable to a Bachelor degree with second-class honours (Division A).
The minimum English Language proficiency requirements for applicants to Higher Degree Research (HDR) programs are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS (Academic) with no band score less than 6.0; OR a minimum score of 575 on the paper-based TOEFL including a score of no less than 5.0 on the TWE; OR a score of 79 on the internet-based (iBT) TOEFL with no sub-score less than 19; OR a score of no less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.