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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded for high-level research and, as such, it is expected that candidates will make a contribution to knowledge in their chosen field.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
097176G
Study Mode
In person
Fees
$24,984 per year / $74,952 total

About this course

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded for high-level research and, as such, it is expected that candidates will make a contribution to knowledge in their chosen field. A PhD may be undertaken by three different means:Traditional PhD: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of a c. 100,000 word thesis. PhD by Publication: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of the submission of a thesis (c. 50,000 words) containing a number of papers written up as journal articles. PhD by Creative Project: A PhD candidate’s work is assessed on the basis of a thesis and a project, including but not limited to: a durable record of performance, exhibition of visual arts, writing, design, film, multimedia, CD, DVD, software program or other creative works. Further detailed information regarding requirements for the submission of a PhD may be located in the Guidelines on the Preparation and Presentation of a Research or Professional Doctoral Thesis for Examination.

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Ballarat, VIC

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU).
80.3%
Overall satisfaction
62.8%
Skill scale
73%
Teaching scale
86.3%
Employed full-time
$71k
Average salary