Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication (R9Q)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Research Period 1, Research Period 2
Launceston
Research Period 1, Research Period 2
Cradle Coast
Research Period 1, Research Period 2
Rozelle - Sydney
Research Period 1, Research Period 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

  • 1 Graduates of a Doctor of Philosophy will have: • cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice • cognitive skills and use of intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to generate original knowledge • expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning • communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions • communication skills to present cogently a complex investigation of originality or original research for external examination against international standards and to communicate results to peers and the community • expert skills to design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice Knowledge Graduates of a Doctor of Philosophy will be able to: • make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge of a subject within or across academic disciplines or areas of professional practice; • demonstrate a systemic and critical understanding of a substantial and complex body of knowledge of a subject within or across academic disciplines or areas of professional practice; and • demonstrate a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry. Skills Graduates of a Doctor of Philosophy will be independent researchers able to: • evaluate the appropriateness and usefulness of various perspectives, methods and processes in research projects; • independently and systematically develop, adapt and implement research methodologies to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice; • expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning; and • critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise new and complex ideas; • work collaboratively in a team, recognising the need for and value of complementary expertise/skill sets, and work productively with other people; and • communicate orally and in written form sufficient to publish and present their work, and communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Application of Knowledge Graduates of a Doctor of Philosophy will have the knowledge and skills to be able to: • undertake research with autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an expert and leading practitioner or scholar. • understand and apply the social and ethical implications of research and appropriate professional behaviour consistent with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and other relevant guidelines.
  • Course structure

    The Degree period is a minimum of 9 months Equivalent Full Time (EFT) and maximum of 12 months EFT.

    Publications for inclusion in the thesis or exegesis must have the candidate as the primary author, and (with few exceptions) have been published within six years immediately preceding the request to submit. The publications will form a cohesive body of knowledge arising from a program of research.

    Where publications have multiple co-authors, publications must be accompanied by a statement of co-authorship that clearly shows the candidate was the major (50% or more) contributor to the work (conception and design of the project, analysis and interpretation of research data, drafting significant parts of the work or critically revising it so as to contribute to the interpretation). All research projects referred to in the publications must have been approved by the relevant University of Tasmania

    Committee/s responsible for ensuring research integrity and ethics, and been produced from research conducted in accordance with the University’s Responsible Research Framework. Only publications that contribute to the university’s HERDC submission are eligible for inclusion. Publications submitted for the degree must not have been submitted as part of, or arisen directly from, the research work performed within another award.

    The publications will be bookended by: a) a comprehensive yet concise and critical introduction to the work showing how the individual publications are linked by a common theme, b) a substantial literature review (which may be a recent published narrative or systematic review by the candidate), c) a general discussion/conclusions chapter.

    In all other respects, the thesis or exegesis will conform in length, format and structure as defined in the Guidelines for Incorporating Publications into a Higher Degree by Research Thesis. The thesis will be subject to normal examination processes as per the Higher Degree by Research Thesis Preparation, Submission and Examination Policy.

    Confirmation of candidature occurs at admission to candidature. In lieu of an annual review of progress, candidate progress will be reviewed by the full supervision team and GRC every 3 months.

    Candidates enrolled in a PhD by Prior Publication are not required to enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Research.

    Publications for inclusion in the thesis must form a cohesive body of knowledge arising from a program of research and be bookended by:* a comprehensive yet concise and critical introduction to the work showing how the individual publications are linked by a common theme* substantial literature review (which may be a recent published narrative or systematic review by the candidate), and* general discussion/conclusions chapter.In all other respects, the thesis remains 60,000 - 70,000 words, and must make an original and significant contribution to the field of research. This contribution can relate to practice and/or knowledge. NEW UNIT TO BE CREATED

    Entry requirements

    In addition to the standard requirements for entry to a Doctoral Degree as defined in the Higher Degree by Research Admissions Policy, in the case of application for admission into a PhD by Prior Publication applicants must also: • present a coherent body of work comprised of pre-existing peer-reviewed outputs of recognised academic excellence that meets or exceeds the requirement for the award of Doctor of Philosophy as defined in Rule 4 • have been employed by, or associated with, the University for normally at least five years on a continuous basis, and be a staff member or adjunct/clinical title holder at the time of submission of the thesis for examination, and • provide evidence of ongoing mentoring (ie. supervision) or peer collaboration and review by a University of Tasmania research academic (or academics) with PhD qualifications during the period that the publications were produced. This requirement could be demonstrated by co-authorship of publications with research academics.

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    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $35,198 AUD.

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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