Doctor of Philosophy
The Doctor of Philosophy is taken by thesis but additional coursework or seminars may be necessary. The program enables you to engage in independent research that makes an original contribution to knowledge. Research may be undertaken in any of the disciplines with the Faculty including: accounting, business, economics, finance, fraud investigation, global business law, law, public interest law, event management, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, sport management, tourism and hospitality management.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10.
Academic entry requirement
Australian Master's degree of Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
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Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
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How to apply
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CRICOS code: 002106G