Doctor of Philosophy

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 to 4 years full-time
3 to 8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Commencing in

Research Intakes 1, 2, 3 and 4

Next start date

Monday, 27 February 2023

Applications close

Monday, 2 January 2023

Next scholarship round closes

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 (more)

About this program

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is Griffith's premier research training degree. It is your opportunity to explore a specific research area or topic that you are passionate about. You will be challenged to develop your original research project and receive mentoring and guidance from your supervisor. The PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis or other substantial research output prepared independently under supervision that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the relevant field of study as judged by independent experts of international standing.

Attendance information

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

My career opportunities

For information about potential employment and career pathways as a Doctor of Philosophy graduate, please visit the Research Graduate Outcomes website.

Additional fee information

Domestic research candidates

Domestic candidates who are admitted to this Higher Degree Research (HDR) program are exempt from tuition fees. Candidates will be provided a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset supplemented by tuition fee support from Griffith University.