Doctoral Studies (Doctorate, PhD or DBA)

  • DBA
    • Typical admissions criteria: MBA or equivalent
    • Typical duration: 3 years full time (minimum), often 4 years or more
    • Offered by (institution types): public and private universities
    • Statistics: http://education.gov.au/higher-education-statistics
    • Additional Information: Doctoral degrees are Level 10 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). There are two forms of Doctoral Degree with the same descriptor within the Doctoral Degree qualification type: the Doctoral Degree (Research) and the Doctoral Degree (Professional). The DBA is of the Professional type.
  • PhD
    • Typical admissions criteria: Bachelor’s (Honours) or higher degree
    • Typical duration: 3 years full time (minimum), often 4 years or more
    • Offered by (institution types): public and private universities
    • Statistics: http://education.gov.au/higher-education-statistics
    • Additional Information: Doctoral degrees are Level 10 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). There are two forms of Doctoral Degree with the same descriptor within the Doctoral Degree qualification type: the Doctoral Degree (Research) and the Doctoral Degree (Professional). The PhD is of the Research type.