Doctor of Philosophy

Course summary for local students

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Doctor of Philosophy
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education
Tel 03 5227 2226

artsed-research@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code006239F
Deakin course code A900

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a supervised research program. Your research will be conducted under the supervision of a panel, which is chaired by the principal supervisor who is a full-time member of staff experienced in research.  Other members of the panel may be internal or external to Deakin University and will be appointed to assist the principal supervisor.  

Course rules

A candidate is required to complete a thesis of 80 000-100 000 words, embodying the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment. Candidates in the arts may submit a thesis comprising creative works and an exegesis of no fewer than 18 000-20 000 words.

Research information

Research areas

Supervision is available in most discipline areas offered by the Faculty. Contact the Higher Degree by Research Officer on Tel 03 5227 2226 or email

artsed-research@deakin.edu.au for more information.

Research scholarships

Deakin University offers scholarships for study towards higher degrees by research. For further information contact the Research Scholarships Officer, telephone (03) 5227 3492, or fax (03) 5227 1275, or email research-scholarships@deakin.edu.au

Entry requirements - general

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2A (70%+) standard or a research masters degree. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered, and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree or coursework masters; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience. For more information please visit the Research Services Division - Higher Degrees by Research page.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants should hold either a bachelor degree with first class honours (H2A) or a masters by research degree in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research, or other qualifications/research publications approved as equivalent.

How to apply

Applicants must apply via the Higher Degree by Research website.

http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/research/how-to-apply.php

Alternate exits

Master of Arts (A800)
 

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