Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD is a program of independent, supervised research that is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis that is examined externally. A PhD thesis must be a substantial and original contribution to scholarship, demonstrating mastery of the subject of interest as well as an advance in that field of knowledge.

Course overview

Course title
Doctor of Philosophy
Award abbreviation
Course code
Course type
current / 2021
Administered by
Graduate Research School
refer to Admissions

Course details

Intake periods
Throughout the year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
4 years
Time limit
8 years
Delivery mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth), Albany, Kalgoorlie
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries:
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Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Graduate Research School
6488 2807
[email protected]

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.