Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





0.5 to 1 year full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$30,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Commencing in

Trimesters 1 and 2

About this program

The PhD by Prior Publication allows for formal recognition for established researchers who do not already hold a doctoral level qualification and who have substantial international standing in their respective fields based on their record of academic publication.

The degree will be awarded to a student who, through published work of which the student is either sole author or primary author, has made an original scholarly contribution to knowledge in a research area of strategic importance to the University and demonstrated a capacity for independent research.

Fee-paying research (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying research student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.

Program fees for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication (6024)

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