Please refer to information contained on the Graduate School website.
Students in the Doctor of Philosophy are expected to research, develop and write a substantial thesis that makes an original contribution to their field.
During your candidature, you’ll usually work under the guidance of two supervisors (sometimes more), who have expertise in your thesis topic. You should meet regularly with your supervisors – a schedule will need to be worked out after you enrol.
Writing a thesis is a challenging process and can take a number of years. You will need to work diligently to keep within the specified time frame. During your studies, we encourage you to participate in the University’s research life by attending different guest lectures, seminars, speaking events, and conferences.
To have your degree conferred, you will need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.
Depending on how your thesis is progressing, it might be possible to withdraw from the Doctor of Philosophy at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:
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