Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

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Program Description

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Do you have a passion for research?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study.

USQ academics are recognized throughout the world for their excellence in research. Some of the projects you can tap into are at the forefront of cutting-edge research. As a research student, you would have the commitment and support to make a difference to society in a meaningful way.

USQ is committed to excellence in research training and provides a quality research training experience for our students. We maintain our relevance in research by linking with industry and business through local and international research networks.

You can start your PhD at any time during the year. To start your PhD you need to clarify your research topic and seek an academic staff member to be your supervisor. This can sometimes take time so it is wise to allow several months for discussion with potential supervisors and for consideration of your application.

Career outcomes

Graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in industry, academia or government with specialization in your chosen field.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) or equivalent, or
  • a Masters degree (with a significant research component), or
  • other qualifications and/or experiences equivalent to a minimum Second Class Honours (Division A), as deemed appropriate by the respective faculty.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This programme requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language programme.

Miscellaneous

On-campus External
Semester intake: Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus: Ipswich, Springfield, Toowoomba -
Fees: Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Research Training Programme (RTP) - Fees Offset scheme
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Research Training Programme (RTP) - Fees Offset scheme
Standard duration: Can be studied full-time or part-time
(full-time students normally complete in 3 to 4 years).
Can be studied full-time or part-time
(full-time students normally complete in 3 to 4 years).
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Are you thinking about studying in Australia? The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) prides itself on providing the best support possible to help you reach your study and career goals. USQ studen ... Read More

Are you thinking about studying in Australia? The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) prides itself on providing the best support possible to help you reach your study and career goals. USQ students enjoy small class-sizes, collaborative learning spaces, and a suite of support services to enhance your study experience. With students from more than 80 countries and internationally accredited degrees and programmes, you can choose to study on campus, external or online. Read less
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