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Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy is a supervised research degree involving a research program culminating in the submission of a thesis or creative work, plus exegesis. Candidates are also expected to participate in seminars and workshops.

The PhD research project should be scoped from the outset as achievable within 3 years (or part-time equivalent), with a maximum course duration of 4 years full-time equivalent.

Candidates undertaking this program may also take an interdisciplinary approach which recognises that solutions to problems often rely on knowledge gained across traditional disciplines. In the selection of fields of research, students are encouraged to examine the broad perspective within which the problem lies and to adopt problem-solving techniques applicable across disciplines.

Joondalup Campus Semester 1 - full & part-time Semester 2 - full & part-time
Mount Lawley Campus Semester 1 - full & part-time Semester 2 - full & part-time
South West (Bunbury) Campus Semester 1 - full & part-time Semester 2 - full & part-time

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Duration 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code L61
Entry requirements Prerequisites

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Study on one of our campuses if you have an international student visa.

Joondalup Campus Semester 1 - full-time Semester 2 - full-time
Mount Lawley Campus Semester 1 - full-time Semester 2 - full-time
South West (Bunbury) Campus Semester 1 - full-time Semester 2 - full-time
Duration 4 years full-time

Study Online

This course is not available for online study for international students.

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Course code L61
Cricos Code 085257E
Entry requirements Course specific English competency
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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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