Doctor of Philosophy

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 to 4 years full-time
3 to 8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Offered in

Research Intakes 1, 2, 3 and 4

Next start date

Monday, 1 July 2019

Applications close

Monday, 6 May 2019

Next scholarship round closes

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 (more)

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


The following document describes the general conditions of this award:

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 10 - Doctoral Degree.

Academic plans

Each student will be assigned to two academic plans throughout their candidature:

  • one plan designating the academic element (i.e. School, Department or Research Centre) in which the research is being conducted, and
  • the other plan designating the discipline area (i.e. field of education) to which the research project is classified.

Throughout their candidature, students maintain a current enrolment by enrolling each semester/trimester in the research course which relates to their academic load of full-time or part-time (see below). Students in this program are automatically enrolled in a course each semester/trimester.


Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 8940GRG Research  40


Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 8920GRG Research  20