Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100976

Level of study: Postgraduate


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.


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.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Term fee: 14,814 - 18,150; Year fee - 29,628 - 36,300 07 Nov 2022
06 Mar 2023
4 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
120 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

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.

IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0); TOEFL (internet-based) - Overall 79 (with no score less than 21), PTE Academic - Overall 62 (with no score less than 54), CAE and CPE - Overall 176 (with no band less than 169).


Rockhampton City Campus
114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
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