Location: Campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field
Duration: 3-4 years or equivalent part-time
Intake: Throughout the year
Entry Requirements: 2nd Upper Honours or above, MEd (Research) or equivalent degree with 25% research thesis component
Fees: No fees for domestic candidates as they are provided with a Commonwealth Research Training Scheme place
Course Code: E9A
A Doctor of Philosophy in education enables a candidate to use expertise at the frontier of a field of research and make a significant original contribution to knowledge through their research. The research takes place over 3-4 years of study or equivalent part-time and normally results in a thesis or equivalent of circa 80-100,000 words, written in English.
The research topic for a doctorate in the Faculty of Education will reflect the candidate’s own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors. Further information on the research areas in the Faculty, please use the keyword "Education" from the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.
All candidates for a Doctor of Philosophy are also required to enrol concurrently in the Graduate Certificate of Research.
Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic. Applicants will be considered who have:
A Doctor of Philosophy produces individuals who can apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice.
In Australia and around the world, PhD graduates are highly regarded as potential employees. The skills and attributes gained in the degree can be the entry to a post doctoral career at a university, and a PhD is also valued highly for positions in the education and other related sectors.
International applicants must also meet the University’s English language requirements for admission: http://www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/future-candidates/how-to-apply/admission-requirements
Fees for international candidates are found at http://www.international.utas.edu.au/apps/courses/show/9
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When I chose the topic for my PhD, I didn’t realise how complicated it would be. But, I don’t know what else I can study joyfully and tirelessly. I never feel bored with my research. Every day is a new adventure!
A Higher Degree by Research provides candidates with an opportunity to undertake focussed research under supervision for several years in order to make a significant contribution within the chosen research area.
Applications may be submitted anytime throughout the year. Applications are assessed by a committee at the end of each month.
If you would like to apply for a Higher Degree by Research please first submit an Expression of Interest.
For further information please contact:
|Associate Dean, Research||Enrolment and Administration|
|Associate Professor Kim Beswick||Mr Nicholas Walkem|
|Phone: +61 3 6324 3167||Phone: +61 3 6324 3005|
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