Course details

CRICOS course code: 076976D

Level of study: Doctorate Degrees

Summary

Foster your independent research skills, scholarly analysis and ability to communicate research findings.

A PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis produced under supervision that makes an original, significant and extensive contribution to knowledge in the relevant field of study, as judged by independent experts applying accepted contemporary international standards.

A Higher Degree by Research (HDR) is a supervised research program that requires original research resulting in a thesis or a thesis and exegesis.

During the PhD program, PhD candidates are required to achieve several milestones that relate to their research training.

Milestones are program requirements and periodic assessments of candidature progression. Milestones are distributed throughout HDR candidature providing structure and mechanism for regular review and feedback on progress towards both the research project and attainment of the University’s Research Graduate Attributes.

In addition to HDR program milestones, some candidates may also have:

  • project milestones (such as external progress reports to third party funding providers) that they are required to contribute to; and
  • scholarship conditions as specified in their scholarship conditions document

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 29,400 Per Year Read moreEstimated Total Tuition Fee: 88,200
Start date: 27 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 29,400 Per Year Read moreEstimated Total Tuition Fee: 88,200
Start date: 27 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

USC Moreton Bay Campus

1 Moreton Parade
Brisbane Queensland 4502
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 29,400 Per Year Read moreEstimated Total Tuition Fee: 88,200
Start date: 27 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

USC Gympie Campus

71 Cartwright Road
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4570
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants are normally required to hold:

  • a Bachelor Honours degree (AQF Level 8) with a significant research component with a minimum of Class IIA from a recognised higher education institution; or
  • a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) with a significant research component equivalent to Honours degree research component from a recognised higher education institution; or
  • a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) from a recognised higher education institution, and shall have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Class IIA Honours as may be approved by the Research Degrees Committee; or
  • a record of research or professional qualifications deemed by the Research Degrees Committee to be of a standard equivalent to at least Bachelors Honours degree Class IIA and providing a suitable background for the doctoral research the candidate is proposing to undertake.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion.

Address

University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556
Australia