Study Programme Details
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

PhD / Doctorate


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, a beacon of academic excellence and innovation. As an internationally recognized graduate research program, the PhD equips you with the tools and knowledge to become an independent researcher, shaping the future of your chosen field. Over 3 to 4 years of full-time study, you’ll work closely with a dedicated advisory team to undertake a research project, culminating in an 80,000-word thesis and an oral examination.

At the heart of our program lies the pursuit of original contributions to your field, with the flexibility to explore alternate thesis formats, reflecting the evolving landscape of research. Join a vibrant community of scholars at the forefront of discovery, with about 1,000 PhD candidates joining UQ each year to explore a diverse range of topics. At UQ, research isn’t just a pursuit—it’s a commitment to making a tangible impact on the world’s most pressing challenges.


Prepare to be inspired and challenged as you delve into new ideas and complex questions alongside leading researchers in our Doctor of Philosophy program. Gain access to premier resources, including one of Australia’s largest libraries boasting over 2 million physical resources and 116,800+ journal subscriptions. Enhance your skills through our Career Development Framework, developed in collaboration with industry leaders. Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment where research transcends boundaries, addressing global cultural, environmental, economic, and social challenges head-on.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of an approved university degree within the last 10 years, with a focus on research readiness.
  • Demonstrated research experience, including coursework, projects, publications, or industry work.
  • Meeting English language requirements through standardized tests such as IELTS or TOEFL.
  • Additional requirements may vary by department and may include submission of a research proposal or other documents.

Depends of choosen field

Your fees will vary according to your academic field, study load and whether you study internally or remotely.

Future Career Outcomes

Unlock a world of possibilities with a Doctor of Philosophy from UQ. Our alumni have gone on to excel in diverse fields, from academia to industry, making significant contributions to society. By honing advanced research skills and knowledge, our graduates are well-equipped to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving job market. Join a network of successful professionals shaping the future of their respective fields, equipped with the expertise and vision to drive meaningful change.

Visa Requirements:

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