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James Cook University (JCU)

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Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management [Research]

  • Doctorate (PhD)

Integrate your professional experience into a high-level research degree.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
4 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jan, Jul

About this course

Integrate your professional experience into a high-level research degree.

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Career pathways

JCU Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management [Research] graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their field.

Graduates pursue careers in tropical research, environmental management and conservation, and education.

You could find employment as an academic or as an environmental scientist in industry, government or research organisations.

How to apply

To be eligible for entry, applicants must have attained at least one of the following:

a) a Bachelor's degree with at least Second Class, Division A (Honours) in a degree program that included a total of at least a semester of supervised project work, the results of which contributed to the Honours grade;

b) a postgraduate qualification which included: (a) supervised research component(s) of at least one semester or equivalent and resulted in the production of output(s) graded at the equivalent of Distinction or better, and (b) at least one research methods subject;

c) a Research Masters degree, where at least two thirds of the degree consisted of a supervised research component and resulted in the production of a thesis or equivalent;

d) enrolment at this or another Australian university in a higher degree by research for the equivalent of at least 0.5 EFTSL with demonstrated satisfactory performance in the supervised research component(s);

e) a combination of qualifications, research training and experience, considered equivalent to the above by the Dean of the College to which the Candidate is applying, e.g., senior authorship of at least one peer-reviewed publication plus completion of an appropriate research methods subject.

Visit the Graduate Research School website for more information, and then complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.