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A Doctor of Philosophy is a course of supervised research and professional development conducted over 3-4 years (full-time) or 6-8 years (part-time), culminating in the examination of a thesis or creative equivalent, by at least two external examiners.
PhD Candidature is structured around a series of milestones:
- Draft Research Plan submitted at 3 months equivalent full-time enrolment
- Confirmation of Candidature by 12 months equivalent full-time enrolment
- Annual Reviews of Progress at 24 and 36 months equivalent full-time enrolment
- Thesis or creative equivalent submission for examination no later than 48 months equivalent full-time enrolment
PhD candidates are provided with a range of training activities and career development opportunities that assist in developing high-level research, communication and management skills. The skills obtained will give you an edge with future employment opportunities. This training is currently delivered via concurrent enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Research.
The University also offers candidates opportunities to engage in research seminars, present at conferences and participate in skill development workshops.
The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.
Draft Research Plan
Confirmation of Candidature
Annual Reviews of Progress at 24 and 36 months equivalent full time enrolment
Thesis or creative equivalent submission for examination no later than 48 months equivalent full time enrolment
Individual Organisational Unit code
For Domestic students
As per Rule 4 and HDR Admissions and Enrolement Policy. Prior to applying applicant should find a potential supervisor and discuss their proposed topic. Applicants will be considered who have a Bachelor degree with upper second class Honours or higher from a recognised tertiary institution; a research Masters degree with at least two thirds of the degree comprising a thesis; a coursework Masters degree or Graduate Diploma which includes a research project or thesis of 10,000-20,000 words (minimum 25% research component of the entire degree): a qualification at a level from another tertiary institution considered equivalent by the Dean of Graduate Research. Note: International students must meet the University English Language requirement for admission.
As per Rule 4 and HDR Admissions and Enrolment Policy
Successful completion of any relevant Honours or Master’s program in a related field will enable consideration of entry to the PhD (Health). Related fields may include (but are not limited to) Nursing, sociology, paramedicine, Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Health Sciences) During doctoral candidature students are also required to complete X5A: Graduate Certificate in Research consisting of two core units and two electives provided in the course. Completion of two units is required at the time of confirmation and two further must be completed by end of year two
Fees & scholarships
If you’d like to find out more about what scholarships you might be eligible for, you can take a look our research degree scholarships. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.Further information
Detailed fee information for these courses is available at our research degrees page.
2022 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $37,296 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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