Highlights

  • Develop your thesis in ageing; physical activity, environmental health, human health and wellbeing; human behaviour; vision performance and improvement; social work; and accident and injury prevention.
  • Apply yourself in a supervised program of research and investigation, resulting in the submission of a thesis.
  • Complete in 2-4 years full-time, or 4-8 years part-time.

Highlights

  • Develop your thesis in ageing; physical activity, environmental health, human health and wellbeing; human behaviour; vision performance and improvement; social work; and accident and injury prevention.
  • Apply yourself in a supervised program of research and investigation, resulting in the submission of a thesis.
  • Complete in 2-4 years full-time, or 4-8 years part-time.

What to expect

A PhD challenges candidates to make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the field by developing new ideas, or new ways of approaching existing problems. Working with an experienced supervisory team, candidates develop new theories, methodologies and models that may shape the future of the profession or discipline. 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 or original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge.

The supervisory team will provide advice and direction to the candidate to encourage their participation in university scholarly activities such as research seminars, teaching and publication.

Details and units

Mandatory:

  • time based thesis
  • IFN001 Advanced Information Research Skills.

Other units as agreed by student in negotiation with their supervisor and faculty.

Study areas

Doctoral studies may be completed in any area of research supported by the Faculty of Health.

Health research at QUT is focused on those areas that impact significantly on the health of individuals and communities. We have a student research topic database to help you search for research projects and supervisors in your area of interest. See our current student topics.

Key areas of research strength include:

Injury prevention and trauma management

  • injury prevention
  • orthopaedics, trauma and emergency
  • tissue repair and regeneration.

Health determinants and health systems

  • behavioural neuroscience and mental health
  • child and adolescent health
  • environmental health
  • health services
  • healthy lifestyles.

Chronic disease and ageing

  • cancer and molecular medicine
  • chronic conditions and management
  • infectious diseases
  • healthy ageing, dementia and palliative care
  • vision and eye.

Mandatory:

  • Time based thesis
  • IFN001 Advanced Information Research Skills

Other units as agreed by student in negotiation with their supervisor and faculty.

Study areas

Doctoral studies may be completed in any area of research supported by the Faculty of Health.

Health research at QUT is focused on those areas that impact significantly on the health of individuals and communities. We have a database to help you search for research projects and supervisors in your area of interest. See our current student topics.

Key areas of research strength include:

Injury prevention and trauma management

  • Injury prevention
  • Orthopaedics, trauma and emergency
  • Tissue repair and regeneration

Health determinants and health systems

  • Behavioural neuroscience and mental health
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Environmental health
  • Health services
  • Healthy lifestyles

Chronic disease and ageing

  • Cancer and molecular medicine
  • Chronic conditions and management
  • Infectious diseases
  • Healthy ageing, dementia and palliative care
  • Vision and eye

Requirements

Course code
IF49
CRICOS code
006367J
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 - 4 years full-time

The part-time study options may be subject to QUT approval.

Duration
4 years full-time
The CRICOS registered course duration is four years however the course may be completed full-time in three to four years.

The part-time study options may be subject to QUT approval.

Entry
Start any time
Entry
Start any time

Academic entry requirements

You must have either:

  • a completed recognised relevant honours degree (first class or second class Division A) or equivalent
  • a completed recognised masters degree or professional doctorate (by research or coursework)

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.

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

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.

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

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, 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 Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your 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.
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.

2021 fees

2021: $27,900 - $34,600 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP.

2021 fees

2021: $31,600 - $38,300 per year full-time

2020 fees

2020: $26,800 - $33,300 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP

2020 fees

2020: $30,400 - $36,800 per year full-time

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.

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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