Higher Degree Research (HDR) pathways

Pathways to PHD

HDR (Doctoral) pathways

A list of approved programs at Griffith University which provide a pathway to a Doctoral degree is available for each Academic Group:

You are eligible for admission to a Doctoral degree if you have one of the following qualifications with at least a 40 credit point (or equivalent) research component and have achieved specific Thesis and GPA requirements:

  • Bachelor Honours degree (AQF Level 8);
  • Masters degree (Coursework), (Research), (Extended) (AQF Level 9);
  • Graduate Diploma of Research Studies - each Academic Group at Griffith has discipline specific qualifications.

If you do not have one of the qualifications listed above which includes the required minimum research component and based on your highest qualification achieved, you will be eligible for admission to a Doctoral degree by undertaking further study as follows provided you achieve specific Thesis and GPA requirements.

Having successfully completed one of the following awards:

  • Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7);
  • Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) that does not contain at least a 40 credit point research component;
  • Masters degree (Coursework - AQF Level 9) that does not contain at least a 40 credit point research component.

Complete one of the following awards to be eligible for admission to a Doctoral degree:

  • Bachelor Honours degree (1 year, 80 credit points);
  • Postgraduate coursework or research program with at least a 40 credit point (or equivalent) research component.

AQF - Australian Qualifications Framework (refer to www.aqf.edu.au for details).