Doctor of Philosophy

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Doctor of Philosophy
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool

3 -4 years full time or part time equivalent

LevelHigher Degree Research
Faculty contacts

Manager, Research
Tel 03 5227 2442

CRICOS course code006249D
Deakin course code M900
*Cloud (online) candidature may be available subject to approval.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Doctor of Philosophy degree may be undertaken in all five Schools of the Faculty: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, School of Information and Business Analytics, School of Law, School of Management and Marketing and Deakin Graduate School of Business. They are available full time or part time, and in Campus or Cloud (online) mode (if appropriate). A member of the academic staff will be appointed as principal supervisor for each candidate for a higher degree by research. Associate supervisors, either internal or external, may be appointed to assist the principal supervisor. Candidates will be required to meet certain attendance requirements. A candidate is required to complete a thesis embodying the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment.

Research information

For more information about areas in which supervision is available please contact:
Research Administration Group
Tel 03 5227 2442

Research Scholarships

Deakin University offers scholarships for study towards research doctoral degrees in all faculties. Information is available from:
University Scholarships Officer
Tel 03 5227 3492

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 a coursework masters; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience. For more information please visit Deakin Research - Higher Degrees by Research page.

Entry requirements - specific

Entry to Higher Degree by Research candidature is normally granted on the basis of a bachelor's degree with honours (that is, a four year degree where the final year includes advanced studies in the discipline, research methodology training and a research thesis) or a master's degree with a substantial research component, in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research.  It is expected that a candidate for a doctoral program will have achieved the standard of at least second class honours (upper division), and that a candidate for a master's degree will have achieved the standard of second class honours. Other qualifications and experience may be considered for entry if the Higher Degrees by Research Committee accepts them as equivalent to those above. Where entry is sought based on alternative qualifications, a key requirement is that there has been some research activity leading to a thesis or equivalent publications. The HDR Committee looks for evidence of research potential and demonstrated ability to produce a significant report - two qualities which will be essential for successful candidature.

How to apply

Applicants must apply via the Higher Degree by Research website.