A Doctor of Philosophy is a course of supervised research and professional development conducted over 3-4 years (full-time) or 6-8 years (part-time), culminating in the examination of a thesis or creative equivalent, by at least two external examiners.
PhD Candidature is structured around a series of milestones:
- Draft Research Plan submitted at 3 months equivalent full time enrolment
- Confirmation of Candidature by 12 months equivalent full time enrolment
- Annual Reviews of Progress at 24 and 36 months equivalent full time enrolment
- Thesis or creative equivalent submission for examination no later than 48 months equivalent full time enrolment
PhD candidates are concurrently enrolled in a Graducate Certificate in Research designed to provide you with a range of training activities and career development opportunities that assist in developing high-level research, communication and management skills. The skills obtained will give you an edge with future employment opportunities.
The University also offers candidate opportunities to engage in research seminars, present at conferences and participate in skill development workshops.
The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.
Fees & scholarships
If you’d like to find out more about what scholarships you might be eligible for, you can take a look our research degree scholarships. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.Further information
Detailed fee information for these courses is available at our research degrees page.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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