Doctor of Philosophy
Why study the Doctor of Philosophy at UNE?
The University of New England is committed to maintaining its strong research culture, underpinned by high research training standards. The University Doctor of Philosophy Rules provide the framework for the University's highest level award. They provide the rigorous processes that are essential for the maintenance of academic quality and integrity in the University's operations, and that reflect the University's values of providing a formative, respectful, inclusive, flexible and innovative environment for the delivery of high quality research training for its students.
Eligible Australian and New Zealand students who meet the criteria for entry to the PhD will not incur fees and will be funded under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) for the normal duration of the course. International Students incur tuition fees.
3 Years Full-time
6 Years Part-time
2020 STUDY OPTIONS
Research Period 1, Online
Research Period 1, On Campus
Research Period 2, Online
Research Period 2, On Campus
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|How to Apply||
All students apply directly to Research Services at UNE using Research Services admission form(s).For more information, click here
All applicants must meet the requirements for all Higher Degrees by Research as stated in the English Language Requirements Higher than the University Minimum Requirements Annex to the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.
1. Admission to candidature in the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) may be approved by the Committee only when the Head of School has:
(a) certified that the necessary facilities and appropriate support for the applicant undertaking the proposed PhD program are available; and
(b) nominated an appropriate Principal Supervisor and Co-supervisor(s) in accordance with Rule 5.
2. The Committee may, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, admit to candidature into the course for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) an applicant who:
(a) has a degree of Master (AQF Level 9) with at least 25% research component undertaken at a sufficiently high standard; or
(b) has a degree of Bachelor with at least upper second class honours (AQF Level 8); or
(c) has a degree at AQF Level 8 or AQF Level 9 and have adequate research preparation since graduation. Adequate research preparation may be gained by an approved academic course, professional training, during an occupation or through peer reviewed publications; or
(d) has previously undertaken work of sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research (AQF Level 9) in the University but not have submitted it for any degree; and
(e) has produced documented evidence of capacity to undertake work at the PhD level; and
(f) has completed and had approved by the Committee a PhD research proposal.
3. Evidence of refereed research publications or reviews of at least two thesis chapters are required before the Committee will consider a request to upgrade from an incomplete higher degree by research (AQF Level 9) in the University (Rule 2(d)).
3.1. The reviews shall be carried out by two reviewers, one who may be internal and one who must be external to the University. Each reviewer should have a doctoral degree or equivalent.
3.2. Any application for an upgrade with evidence attached must be endorsed by the Principal Supervisor and Head of School and forwarded to Research Services, after confirmation of candidature or equivalent with sufficient candidature left to continue on into the PhD. The Committee will determine, in consultation with the principal supervisor, the appropriate period of PhD candidature, should the upgrade be approved.
Please refer to the Research Services website for further details on Scholarships
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The Doctor of Philosophy course aims are to provide a program of independent, supervised research for high calibre graduates that make a substantial and original contribution to scholarship and mastery of an academic field of knowledge.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
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How to Apply
All students apply directly to Research Services at UNE using Research Services admission form(s).