About this course
A candidate will have appropriately experienced supervisor(s) and an Advisory Committee who, in consultation with the candidate, arranges a course of supervised research designed to suit the individual requirements and interests of the candidate.
A candidate may be required to supplement their research program by attendance at, or enrolment in, additional subjects if considered necessary by the supervisors.
All candidates for the PhD will be examined on the basis of their thesis. The thesis will be submitted in one of the following formats:
- dissertation of 80,000 words,
- dissertation of 60,000 words with a minor folio of work,
- dissertation of 40,000 words with a medium folio of work, or
- dissertation of 20,000 words with a major folio of work.
The thesis should not exceed 100,000 words without special approval from the Research Higher Degrees Committee.
Expected duration of candidature is three years (full-time equivalent). Two extensions of six months each may be allowed.
The thesis and folio must be presented in a form that can be sent for assessment by external examiners internationally. The work submitted must be created during the candidature for the purposes of fulfilling the requirements of the PhD.
Last updated: 17 August 2023