|Course type||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Duration||Minimum two years, maximum four years|
|Entry Requirements||Bachelor's degree with upper second class Honours or higher, or recognised equivalent|
|IELTS||6.5 or higher with minimum 6.5 for writing and speaking and no other band less than 6.0 (academic module)|
|For general information contact Graduate Research Office|
A PhD is an advanced academic qualification and is often considered a requirement for the majority of academic and research positions in a wide range of fields and industries. The aim of the PhD is to foster the development of independent research skills. These skills include the capacity to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills to pursue investigation, and to relate the research to a broader framework of knowledge in a relevant disciplinary area.