Higher Degrees by Research

Doctor of Philosophy

Cricos Code: 088893G
Qualification Code: DPHL

What is a Doctor of Philosophy?

The aim of this course is to develop your independent research skills and critical analysis skills. This includes the mastery of appropriate education concepts and methodologies, the ability to present and defend original research findings, and the ability to relate your research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in their disciplinary area. You will complete a thesis that demonstrates an original contribution to knowledge and the student’s capacity to pursue scholarly research and deepen the knowledge of their discipline.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne

Available online. International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 16 Sep 19

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Workload

40 hours per week for 48 weeks per year (or half-time equivalent). International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: Options available

Why Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.
SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

"I received amazing support, supervision and a wide range of opportunities to conduct rigorous doctoral research. "

- Louise Townsin, Graduate of Doctor of Philosophy
Having just completed my PhD, I am thrilled to have taken up an exciting opportunity in research management at the University.
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Course Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy is comprised of independent research under the guidance of experienced supervisors. This PhD is available to study on campus in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane or online. You will be required to provide a Research Proposal as part of your initial application.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop and conduct research projects
  • Present and defend research findings
  • In-depth knowledge of your professional discipline
  • Completion of a thesis or project

How you'll study

How much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.
Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.
Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Awarded from Torrens University Australia or other approved institution:
  • A Master’s degree either by research or by coursework with a substantial element of research work, or
  • A relevant first or second class Honours degree

Torrens may accept an applicant who does not meet these requirements if it is satisfied that the applicant’s experience in research demonstrates that they have the capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Acceptance into a research program at the University is contingent on the applicant’s proposed field of study and research being acceptable to the University and able to be appropriately supervised and resourced.
Approved English tests include:
  • CAE 67
  • IELTS 7.0 and band scores of 7.0 in writing and speaking and 6.5 in listening and reading
  • PTE 73 in writing and speaking and 65 in listening and reading
  • TOEFL 94 with 27 in writing, 23 in speaking and 20 in listening and reading
Awarded from Torrens University Australia or other approved institution:
  • A Master’s degree either by research or by coursework with a substantial element of research work, or
  • A relevant first or second class Honours degree

Torrens may accept an applicant who does not meet these requirements if it is satisfied that the applicant’s experience in research demonstrates that they have the capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Acceptance into a research program at the University is contingent on the applicant’s proposed field of study and research being acceptable to the University and able to be appropriately supervised and resourced.
Approved English tests include:
  • CAE 67
  • IELTS 7.0 and band scores of 7.0 in writing and speaking and 6.5 in listening and reading
  • PTE 73 in writing and speaking and 65 in listening and reading
  • TOEFL 94 with 27 in writing, 23 in speaking and 20 in listening and reading

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Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

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