2 to 4 years full-time
3 to 8 years part-time
Exempt under RTP (more)
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:
The Doctor of Philosophy is a time-based Higher Degree Research program requiring a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years full time study or a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of eight years part-time study. To be eligible for the award of Doctor of Philosophy, a student must complete a research project and submit a thesis of no longer than 100,000 words for assessment by two external examiners of international standing.
Completion of progress reporting requirements is a condition of continued candidature for higher degree research programs. The following progress review requirements must be completed for the Doctor of Philosophy program:
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.