3 years full-time, or 8 years part-time
The Doctor of Philosophy is a higher degree by research. The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy is to qualify individuals who apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more areas of investigation, scholarship or professional practice. PhD candidates present their research in a thesis of not more 100,000 words that is examined by at least two external examiners.
COST: A year of study for a Ph.D. award is $19,028 (full-time), or $9,514 (part-time).
ADMISSION CRITERIA: The applicant must have achieved: (a) a Masters by Research with no less than a 75% average; or (b) a Masters by coursework with no less than a 75% average; or (c) a four year undergraduate degree with Honours with no less than a 75% average. In addition, the applicant must also have completed a research essay or Minor Thesis of at least 16,000 words graded at or above 75%. The research essay or thesis may have been completed either within one of the awards listed above or as part of another program of study.
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