A PhD is an advanced research training degree where you will carry out original research under guidance from one of our world-leading researchers

A PhD is Griffith’s premier research training degree. It is awarded for a thesis (or a series of published papers), drafted under supervision, which makes an original, significant, and extensive contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study. A PhD usually takes between 3 and 4 years full-time equivalent.


A PhD is your opportunity to explore a specific research area or topic that you are passionate about, working with and learning from established and world-leading researchers in the field. 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.


A PhD thesis that contains published and unpublished papers is an increasingly popular format.

A variety of workshops and training sessions are offered to Higher Degree Research candidates from a number of different sources at Griffith University.

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