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PhD FAQs

What is your application deadline?

There are no deadlines but you should apply at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the study and longer if you are applying for sponsorship and/or a Visa, as this may delay your commencement on the programme.

What are the entry points for PhD?

We offer start dates on the 1st of October, January, April and July.

Do you offer a distance learning degree or a part-time programme?

We offer a part-time programme but we do not offer distance learning at this time.

What are the English Language requirements?

English Language requirement can be found on our International pages.

Do you have supervision in my area?

Check SEEK to find a supervisor.

How do I apply for a PhD?

See our dedicated study pages for information on applying for a research degree/PhD.

Does the programme offer financial aid? Are international students eligible?

Read more information on fees and funding for PhDs.

I'd like to interview before I apply. May I meet with faculty?

Interviews are not part of our application process, although you can make contact with a prospective supervisor for an appointment or telephone consultation.

What is the average duration of the programme?

Check the various stages and progression points for a full-time PhD.

Should I plan to do a doctorate if I want to work in industry when I graduate?

Our programme prepares people for careers in both research and teaching.

Do you have a joining checklist?

Full details of what to do next once you have received an offer can be found on this PhD checklist.