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Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by Faculty of Education)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 - 4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
Start any time
Start any time
CRICOS
006367J

Highlights

  • Make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge in a specific field of learning.
  • Enhance your professional practice by focusing on your professional development.
  • Be supported by accredited supervisors, many of whom are world-renowned academics.
  • Complete a research proposal, develop a full course of study and present the research findings after completion of the thesis.

Highlights

  • Make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge in a specific field of learning.
  • Enhance your professional practice by focusing on your professional development.
  • Be supported by accredited supervisors, many of whom are world-renowned academics.
  • Complete a research proposal, develop a full course of study and present the research findings after completion of the thesis.

What to expect

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) offers the opportunity to work with an experienced supervisory research team to make a significant and original contribution to disciplinary knowledge. A PhD candidate’s research must reveal high critical ability and powers of imagination and synthesis and may be demonstrated in the form of new knowledge or significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge. This world-class program provides a basis for critical inquiry and welcomes collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.

Research students in the Faculty of Education are supported by a variety of services, including training and development, financial support to attend conferences, and opportunities to gain exposure for research findings through the QUT Digital Repository.

Career outcomes

Requirements

Course code
IF49
CRICOS code
006367J
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 3 - 4 years full-time
  • 4 years full-time
Entry
  • Start any time
  • Start any time

Academic entry requirements

You must have either:

  • a completed recognised relevant honours degree or equivalent
  • a completed recognised masters degree or professional doctorate (by research or coursework)

Masters and professional doctorate degrees by coursework must have a significant research component, normally not less than 25%. Holders of masters and professional doctorate by coursework must:

  • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.0 on QUT's 7 point scale; and
  • present evidence of research experience and potential for approval

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy depends on an applicant’s demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project.

Once you've started your PhD, you'll need to complete your Stage 2 milestone to be fully admitted to your course. You'll usually complete this milestone within the first three months of study.

For more information on eligibility, read the admission criteria for the Doctor of Philosophy (PDF, 98.5KB).

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

You must have either:

  • a completed recognised relevant honours degree or equivalent
  • a completed recognised masters degree or professional doctorate (by research or coursework)

Masters and professional doctorate degrees by coursework must have a significant research component, normally not less than 25%. Holders of masters and professional doctorate by coursework must:

  • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.0 on QUT's 7 point scale; and
  • present evidence of research experience and potential for approval

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy depends on an applicant’s demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project.

Once you've started your PhD, you'll need to complete your Stage 2 milestone to be fully admitted to your course. You'll usually complete this milestone within the first three months of study.

For more information on eligibility, read the admission criteria for the Doctor of Philosophy (PDF, 98.5KB).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: $25,800 - $32,000 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP

2019

2019: $29,200 - $35,400 per year full-time

2018

2018: $24,800 - $30,800 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP (96 credit points)

2018

2018: $28,000 - $34,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT Postgraduate Research Award (QUTPRA) (Domestic)

A scholarship for current and future postgraduate research students.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Women's Re-entry Scholarship (WRE)

A scholarship for women who are applying for a research degree and can demonstrate a significant interruption to their academic career.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance; Women

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend (Domestic)

A scholarship for future postgraduate research students in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)

A scholarship for future and current postgraduate research students.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

Jean Ferguson Memorial Award in Early Childhood Education

A memorial award for a postgraduate student or early career researcher in the area of early childhood education at QUT, to undertake further study or research.

Scholarship eligibility

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