Duration

3 to 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Research Quarter 1
Research Quarter 2
Research Quarter 3
Research Quarter 4

Program level

Postgraduate Research

Units

48

Faculty

UQ Graduate School

Location

Gatton, Herston, Ipswich, St Lucia

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Please refer to information contained on the Graduate School website.

AQF level

AQF level 10

Fees for Australian students

Australian students (including Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are currently exempt from paying tuition fees for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Applications are able to be submitted for research higher degree programs at any time.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

UQ Graduate School

Email: graduateschool@uq.edu.au

Phone: (07) 3346 0511

Web: https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/

Duration

3 to 4 years full-time

Commencing 2016

Research Quarter 1
Research Quarter 2
Research Quarter 3
Research Quarter 4

Program level

Postgraduate Research

Units

48

Faculty

UQ Graduate School

Location

Gatton, Herston, Ipswich, St Lucia

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Please refer to information contained on the Graduate School website.

CRICOS codes vary according to your discipline area. Please refer to the 'What you can study' section on this page for further details.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 10

Fees for International students

View indicative fees for International Postgraduate Research students.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Applications are able to be submitted for research higher degree programs at any time.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

UQ Graduate School

Phone: +61 7 3346 0511

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/

Why study the Doctor of Philosophy?

The education and training of doctoral students is one of the most important aspects of a university's activities. The pursuit of knowledge through research higher degree programs not only leads to a well-educated society and a highly trained professional work force, but also contributes significantly to the University's research and scholarship. The aim of the PhD program is to provide research training in a manner that fosters the development of independent research skills in candidates. These skills include the capacity to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in the relevant disciplinary area. The doctoral thesis provides evidence of a contribution to knowledge with a level of originality consistent with 3-4 years of full-time study and research training. It also demonstrates a candidate's capacity for critical analysis and that he or she is capable of pursuing scholarly and programmatic research.

What you can study

The Doctor of Philosophy is offered in a large number of disciplines including but not limited to: Humanities; Social Sciences; Arts; Business; Law; Architecture; Science; Engineering; Agriculture; Medicine; Health and Behavioural Science; Biomedical Science; Information Technology.

Please note that different disciplines in the PhD have different CRICOS codes:

  • 085246G - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law
  • 085247G - Agriculture, Land and Food Science, Veterinary Sciences
  • 085248F - Science, Engineering, Information Technology and Architecture
  • 085249E - Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • 085250A - Clinical research in the following - Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Science

Please contact your proposed enrolling school or institute to discuss the possible fields of research available within each area.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Please refer to information contained on the Graduate School website.

Additional application information

Applications must be lodged with the proposed enrolling school or institute, who will forward on to the UQ Graduate School. Further information on the application process can be found on the UQ Graduate School website.

There is no application fee for research higher degree programs.

For program entry requirements please refer to information contained on the UQ Graduate School website.


Minimum English language proficiency requirements apply, please refer to information contained on the UQ Graduate School website and the English proficiency policy.

Applications are able to be submitted for research higher degree programs at any time.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Applications are able to be submitted for research higher degree programs at any time.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Please refer to information contained on the Graduate School website.

Visa requirements

CRICOS codes vary according to your discipline area. Please refer to the 'What you can study' section on this page for further details.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Applications are able to be submitted for research higher degree programs at any time.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Australian students (including Australian citizens or permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are currently exempt from paying tuition fees for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies.

Fees for International students

View indicative fees for International Postgraduate Research students.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Doctor of Philosophy

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

Please refer to Part 4 of the General Award Rules and information contained on the Graduate School website. In particular, note that individual schools and institutes may have additional admission requirements and/or additional candidature requirements that you must comply with.

Program Rules for the Doctor of Philosophy

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: