HDR students are required to enrol in appropriate course(s) each semester, from date of admission through to the date you submit your thesis for examination. Enrolment for semester 1 and semester 2 is compulsory and must be completed by the key dates.
Admission to an HDR program is normally provisional until the student successfully completes the confirmation of candidature process.
The full confirmation of candidature process would be expected to be completed within the following timelines. It is recommended that students begin the confirmation process earlier to ensure this timeline is met. Prior to undertaking confirmation students are encouraged to email FacultyResearchSupport@usq.edu.au.
Master of Psychology/PhD (Clinical Psychology) (MPHD)
|1.5 years||3 years|
Doctor of Applied Science (DASC)
|1 year||2 years|
|Doctor of Business Administration Research (DBAR)
Doctor of Creative Arts (DCAR)
Doctor of Professional Engineering (DPEN)
|1.25 years||2.5 years|
Master of Business Research (MBSR)
|0.5 years||1 year|
There are 2 components to the confirmation of candidature process:
- a written Confirmation Proposal, normally no longer than 20 pages
- an oral presentation, normally of 30 to 45 minutes duration to a review panel.