This course is discontinued and no longer available for admissions
About this course
Mr James Perry
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/doctor-of-philosophy
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Doctor of Philosophy
|Year & campus
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|3 years full-time, or equivalent part-time
Note: this course is no longer available. Please see Doctor of Philosophy - Science (DR-PHILSCI).
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy signifies that the holder has undertaken a substantial piece of original research, which has been conducted and reported by the holder under proper academic supervision and in a research environment for a prescribed period.
The PhD thesis demonstrates authority in the candidate's field and shows evidence of command of knowledge in relevant fields. It shows that the candidate has a thorough grasp of the appropriate methodological techniques and an awareness of their limitations. The thesis makes a distinct contribution to knowledge. Its contribution to knowledge rests on originality of approach and/or interpretation of the findings and, in some cases, the discovery of new facts. The thesis demonstrates an ability to communicate research findings effectively in the professional arena and in an international context. It is a careful, rigorous and sustained piece of work demonstrating that the PhD Graduand is admitted to the community of scholars in the discipline.
In scope, the PhD thesis differs from a research Masters thesis chiefly by its deeper and more comprehensive treatment of the chosen subject. It is written succinctly, in English, unless approval has been given for the thesis to be written in a language other than English. The normal length of a PhD thesis is 80,000 words.
The Faculty of Science offers PhD programs in the following departments:
- Earth Sciences
- Forest and Ecosystem Science
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Optometry and Vision Sciences
- Resource Management and Geography
For information in regards to the research groups within the Faculty of Science departments as listed above, please refer to: http://science.unimelb.edu.au/research/research-themes
Last updated: 30 January 2024