Academic entry requirements for PhD

There are a number of ways to meet the eligibility requirements for entry into a PhD program at Federation University:

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree and subsequent additional honours degree* which is graded at first class or second class (upper division) and which includes a thesis or dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at a PhD level; OR
  • Successful completion of a Masters by Research degree that included a dissertation, demonstrating the ability to undertake research at PhD level; OR
  • Current Federation University Australia Masters by Research candidate with sufficient research capability to demonstrate PhD capacity, assessed via a formal Confirmation of Candidature process; OR
  • Honours equivalence, for applicants who have completed a Master by coursework or have appropriate professional experience.

*Equivalent to an Australian Honours degree at AQF 8 with a substantial research component including a thesis of at least 12000 words, as an addition to an undergraduate degree at AQF 7.