Doctor of Philosophy

This Doctor of Philosophy program sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School.
Location
Ballarat - Mt Helen, Gippsland - Churchill
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course
Length
3 years
Commences
Anytime during the year

This Doctor of Philosophy program sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School.

A minimum of three years and a maximum of four years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an eternally examined thesis of approximately 100,000 words.

 

A PhD is a transferrable qualification that has application (depending on the nature of the research) to government, industry, commerce and independent research centre employment.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HU0

Entry requirements (year 12)

To be eligible for admission as a Candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy a person must:

  • have graduated with or qualified for a Masters degree that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • have graduated with or qualified for a four year Honours Bachelor degree, or Degree with Honours at first class or second class, upper division, honours, that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • have been enrolled for a Masters degree by research and have completed research which is assessed by the academic Board as demonstrating the capacity to undertake research at PhD level; or
  • hold qualifications and/or have demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications which are assessed by the Academic Board as being at least equivalent to or as a satisfactory substitute for any of the qualifications prescribed above.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission decisions will rest with the Manager, Admissions, International Student Programs and the Course Coordinator. Assessment will be based on a combination of factors including the student's English language level and ability, and a review of the student's prior learning experiences.

Extra Requirements

Intending students should first familiarise themselves with staff supervision, then contact the staff in the relevant area to informally discuss research ideas. Staff will then advise on proceedings regarding formal applications for the course and scholarships.

Varies

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full Fee Paying

$21,000 annual tuition fee - commencing 2020

Domestic fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

Fee assistance

Domestic students undertaking a higher degree by research may be eligible to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) funded place.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

Intending students should first familiarise themselves with staff supervision, then contact the staff in the relevant area to informally discuss research ideas. Staff will then advise on proceedings regarding formal applications for the course and scholarships.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

School of Arts

Course coordinator

Erik Eklund