Doctor of Science (S9Z)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 0 Not entered


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

The Doctor of Science is a higher doctorate awarded for published work which, on the advice of the examiners, has generally been recognised by scholars in the relevant field as a distinguished original contribution to scientific knowledge so as to give the candidate authoritative standing in that field.

Course Contact  -  Professor Jim Reid (

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

Entry requirements

Please refer to the admission requirements as described in the course specification.

To enquire about entry to the Doctor of Science, please email the Secretary of the College of Sciences and Engineering DSc Committee, Nicole Oliveira (

Intending candidates need to make a preliminary submission to the College of Sciences and Engineering DSc Committee. The submission should include:

  • a cover letter;
  • a detailed list of publications to be presented for examination;
  • an abstract or summary of the major contributions of the intending candidate covered by the publications;
  • where there has been collaboration with others, a signed statement indicating the content of the intending candidate’s contribution to the work submitted.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $33,000 AUD.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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