Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Program Description

Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study.

USQ academics are recognised throughout the world for their excellence in research. Some of the projects you can tap into are at the forefront of cutting edge research. As a research student you would have the commitment and support to make a difference to society in a meaningful way.

USQ is committed to excellence in research training and provide a quality research training experience for our students. We maintain our relevance in research by linking with industry and business through local and international research networks.

You can start your PhD at any time during the year. To start your PhD you need to clarify your research topic and seek an academic staff member to be your supervisor. This can sometimes take time so it is wise to allow several months for discussion with potential supervisors and for consideration of your application.

Career outcomes

Graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in industry, academia or government with specialisation of your chosen field.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division A) at an Australian university or equivalent, or
  • a Masters degree (with a significant research component) at an Australian university or equivalent, or
  • other qualifications and/or experiences equivalent to a minimum Second Class Honours (Division A), as deemed appropriate by the respective faculty.

English Language Requirements

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
3 - 6 years
Part time
Full time
29,120 AUD
Start date Feb. 2017
Australia Toowoomba, Queensland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 3 - 6 years
Price 29,120 AUD
On-campus fee. External/Online fee: AUD 25760