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Deakin University policy requires all Master by Research, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Psychology candidates, in the Faculty of Health, to undertake a Confirmation/Review of Candidature, as follows:
Master candidates: before 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time study.
PhD and DPsych candidates: after 1 year full-time or 18 months part-time study.
The confirmation process provides an opportunity for the candidate to submit and obtain recommendations on a plan for the structure of their research program, describe the investigative program and identify the range of expertise necessary to complete the research.
Confirmation/Review of Doctor of Philosophy & Master by Research candidature
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Higher Degree by Research regulations and procedures require an annual review of your progress. This process is an opportunity to review the progress of your research program and identify issues and solve any related problems. Continuation of candidature is dependent on completion of the review process and satisfactory recommendations with regard to progress in your research program. Details of the process are available in the Guide to Candidature: Higher Degrees by Research