Doctor of Philosophy

Develop independent research and critical analysis skills in your chosen field with a Doctor of Philosophy.

The aim of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) course is to develop independent research skills and critical analysis skills in students, including the mastery of appropriate concepts and methodologies, the ability to present and defend original research findings, and the ability to relate their research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in their disciplinary area. Students complete a thesis that demonstrates an original contribution to knowledge and the student’s capacity to pursue scholarly research and deepen the knowledge of their discipline.

The Doctor of Philosophy is comprised of independent research under the guidance of experienced supervisors. This PhD is available to study on campus in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane or online.

You will be required to provide a Research Proposal as part of your initial application.


Key Study Outcomes:

About the School

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Course Delivery

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Workload and Assessment

No. of timetabled hours per week:

Full-time PhD students would normally be expected to devote 40 hours per week for 48 weeks per year (or half-time equivalent) to their studies. Students may be granted cumulative leave of absence for up to 12 months during their study with the approval of the University’s Research Committee.

International students on a student visa are required to
study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum
of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

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Typical assessment includes:

A thesis of approximately 80,000 words

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