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Doctor of Philosophy (Lba) - DPHLBA - 2018


The Doctor of Philosophy is an opportunity for students to conduct advanced-level research in their chosen speciality.

CDU has established itself as an exciting and progressive research-intensive university with a regional focus that prioritises the complex issues facing northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

We have developed cross-disciplinary research teams, as well as partnerships and collaborative relationships with external agencies to build world-class research capability.

Please note: Students must fulfil the admission requirements when applying for this course.

Find out how to start your research journey with CDU.


  • Our goal is to maintain and develop our high-impact research profile in areas of strength including environment and livelihoods, human health and wellbeing, social and public policy; education at the interface with health and Energy. Indigenous knowledges is a cross-cutting research focus.
  • Reuters ranks CDU in the top 4 in Australia and NZ for research quality in environmental science.
  • Times Higher Education ranks CDU in the top 2 per cent of universities in the world.

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