Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an essential prerequisite for research and academic careers in most disciplines.
|Campus||Townsville; Cairns; External|
|Mode||External, with some campus visits for consultation. Part time available|
The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study.
It is a two to four-year full-time program offered either on campus at JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses or off campus.
The off-campus option requires some attendance on campus for confirmation and exit seminars, and at least three weeks per year for consultation with the supervisor. This program is also available part time.
Your research topic
Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor.
To look for an appropriate supervisor, use the Find a Supervisor service from the Graduate Research School.
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.