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Ph.D.- Arts (101AA)

Doctorate by ResearchYear: 2018 Delivered: On Campus

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This course is discontinued and no longer available for admissions

Overview

Award titleDoctor of Philosophy
Year & campus2018
CRICOS code056954J
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Research
AQF level 10
Duration3 years full-time, or equivalent part-time

Please note that 101AA PhD - Arts program will no longer be accepting new applications as of the 1st January 2016, the program from 2016 will be offered as DR-PHILART Doctor of Philosophy - Arts. Please refer to the correct handbook entry for program information for commencing students from 2016.

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 also 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 a research 'apprenticeship' is complete and the holder 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, exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices. Footnotes are included as part of the word limit. The thesis should not exceed 100,000 words (or equivalent) without special approval from the Research Higher Degrees Committee.