Doctor of Philosophy

Higher Degrees by Research

Doctor of Philosophy

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 in the Ph.D. is $18,384 (full-time), or $9,192 (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.

 

ADMISSION PROCESS:

  1. If you have any questions about the HDR award or wish to discuss a research topic, contact our Research Coordinator.
  2. Complete the Admission form, based on whether you are a domestic candidate or international candidate.
  3. Email your completed form to info@sac.edu.au

Please note the Final Admission Dates

  1. Once your Admission Form has been processed, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment email.

For more information on the enrolment process, or to apply as an international student, click here.

 

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