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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Quick facts
Points per degree 360 points
Fulltime study 3-4 years
Part-time study 6-8 years
Degree structure Research
Taught at All Campuses or off-campus registration (subject to approval)
Application closing dates Apply at anytime
Start date Start at anytime

Programme highlights

  • Allows you to pursue independent and original research.
  • Opportunities to work with experts in your field.
  • Opportunities to present your work both locally and abroad.

Programme overview

A PhD will provide you with the opportunity to make an original research contribution in the field of study of your choosing. This work must meet internationally recognised standards in that field.

You will be directed and supported by an appointed supervisor while engaged in your independent research study. The results of the research you carry out over the period of registration will be submitted as a thesis.


Entry requirements

Entry into the PhD programme requires an Master of Science degree with first or second class Honours, or a relevant BSc(Hons) degree with first class or second class (Division 1) Honours from a recognised institution.

Find more information about pre-requisites for the PhD.

Find information on how to apply.

Career opportunities

Academic and research career opportunities include teaching or lecturing, conducting postdoctoral research or working for employers in manufacturing or research roles.

Non-academic career opportunities with a PhD degree vary depending on your chosen subject and specialisations. Find more information about careers with a PhD on each subject page.

See the list of postgraduate subjects.

Help and advice

For further information see the Science Postgraduate Prospectus


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