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CQUniversity Australia (CQU)

  • 27% international / 73% domestic

Doctor of Professional Studies

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Professional Studies is a degree for the 21st century that focuses on creativity, innovation and enterprise to generate new knowledge in the context of an application that has commercial potential.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
CU56, 084706D
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

The Doctor of Professional Studies is a degree for the 21st century that focuses on creativity, innovation and enterprise to generate new knowledge in the context of an application that has commercial potential. We live in a time where there has never been such a prodigious rate of innovation, with science and technology taking the lead. The Doctor of Professional Studies builds on this paradigm to create new knowledge in a range of professions and occupations.

You already have a solid education background but you now find yourself dealing with more fragmented issues and complex demands, demands that are hard to satisfy. The Doctor of Professional Studies acknowledges your experience and leverages it against high-level workshops and creative research; so at the end of the process, you will have achieved at least two goals: top-level success; and a solution to a workplace issue or knowledge relevant to your organisation.

The Research Higher Degrees Course Guide provides detailed information about eligibility, benefits provided by CQUniversity, and the application, selection and offer process.

Entry requirements

You may be considered for admission to the Doctor of Professional Studies course if you:

  • have been awarded a masters degree either by research or with a substantial element of research work within it, from a University or any other approved higher education institutions; or
  • have qualified for the award of a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline with first class or second class honours conferrred by a University or any other approved higher education institution; or
  • hold, from an institution of tertiary education, qualifications which are deemed by the Committee to be equivalent to either of the two points listed above.

* International English requirements: https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements. Security Requirements

Not applicable

Health Requirements

Not applicable

Assumed Knowledge

The Doctor of Professional Studies is a program of research and study, undertaken independently and with guidance from two academic supervisors.

Study locations

Bundaberg

Rockhampton

Noosa

Perth

Sydney

Melbourne

Emerald

Townsville

Cairns

Brisbane

Adelaide

Mackay

Online

Career pathways

Doctor of Professional Studies graduates aim for high level management positions that allow them to inform and influence within their chosen field of employment. A PhD is the highest academic degree that can be undertaken.