Course details

CRICOS course code: 097176G

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded for high-level research and, as such, it is expected that candidates will make a contribution to knowledge in their chosen field. A PhD may be undertaken by three different means:

  1. Traditional PhD: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of a c. 100,000 word thesis.
  2. PhD by Publication: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of the submission of a thesis (c. 50,000 words) containing a number of papers written up as journal articles.
  3. PhD by Creative Project: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of a thesis and a project, including but not limited to: a durable record of performance, exhibition of visual arts, writing, design, film, multimedia, CD, DVD, software program or other creative works.

Course structure

To complete the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), a student must complete 240 credit points (cp).

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
27,300 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 81,900; Unit fee: 3,412.5
Expected Jul 2023 3 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia
27,300 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 81,900; Unit fee: 3,412.5
Expected Jul 2023 3 years
Full time
Ballarat Campus
1200 Mair Street
Ballarat Victoria 3350
Australia

Entry criteria

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have completed one of the following:

  • an appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) or equivalent; or
  • a master’s degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field; or
  • an equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

Address

Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Australia
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