Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





0.5 to 1 year full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$27,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Offered in

Trimesters 1 and 2

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 - Higher 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 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 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