Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Doctor of Philosophy PhD

Availability

Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) (1901AA)

On Campus - Uni Wide
Online - Uni Wide

Doctor of Philosophy (Arts - Extended) (1904AA)

On Campus - Uni Wide

Doctor of Philosophy (Arts - By Prior Publication) (1905AA)

On Campus - Uni Wide
Online - Uni Wide

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Period of Candidature

Minimum Period of Candidature

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within three years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate who has commenced their candidature at another University shall not be permitted to submit their thesis for examination within the first twelve months (full-time equivalent) of candidature at Charles Sturt University or prior to completion of a total of three years candidature across both institutions (full-time equivalent).

A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within six months (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Master by Research degree shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within one year (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

Maximum Period of Candidature

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate will be required to submit a thesis for examination within four years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication will be required to submit a thesis for examination within one year (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Masters of Research will be required to submit a thesis for examination within two years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

In exceptional circumstances, variations to minimum and maximum periods of candidature requirements may be approved by the Director, Research.

Higher Degree by Research Policy: Enrolment and Progress

Minimum/Maximum Period of Candidature is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent Duration).

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Admissions Policy: PhD, PhD by Prior Publication and Master by Research Programs

Special admission criteria

Applications with the area of research interest clearly stated can be lodged at any time within the academic year. Initial contact with the appropriate Course Coordinator is highly advisable.

Admission Criteria for PhD By Research (Arts)

The entry qualifications required for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program in the Faculty of Arts and Education are:

Admission criteria for PhD by Prior Publication

An applicant for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication shall meet the requirements specified below. Admission to candidature will be subject to external assessment. A candidate is expected to be an experienced researcher with a significant refereed publication record of doctoral standard.

An applicant for admission to Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication candidature shall have:

  1. qualified for the award of a Master degree by research at an acceptable level; or
  2. an appropriate Bachelor degree with class 1 or class 2(i) Honours from an Australian university or an equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of four years (full-time equivalent); or
  3. some other appropriate combination of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (such as relevant graduate diplomas) and research experience which demonstrates to the Research Committee that he/she is capable of undertaking research at a Doctoral level, may be accepted into the program.

The Reseach Committee shall base its decision on a proposed candidature upon the following evidence:

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

N/A.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

Students should contact the Sub Dean Graduate Studies or potential supervisor to discuss possible research topics. Students wishing to undertake research in an area strategically aligned with a designated University Research Centre should also contact the Director of that Centre.

In accordance with the University's Higher Degree Regulations, students will be assigned an appropriate supervisor who will assist the student in developing a research proposal and the title for the research, and guide the student during the research process and thesis preparation.

Priority research areas of the Faculty for a Doctor of Philosophy by research and thesis are Australian literature, rural sociology, Australian history, communication, creative industries and culture, ethics and social philosophy, social work and social welfare, social administration and policy, theological and biblical studies, Islamic Studies, fine art and drama.

In consultation with the Sub Dean and supervisor, each student will be allocated one of the following research subject codes, in which the student will enrol for the period of his or her candidature:

Subjects above are listed in both their full-time and part-time modes, where 701 = part-time and 702 = full-time.

Enrolment Pattern

No enrolment pattern is specified. Students are advised to contact the Associate Dean Higher Degree Research or Coordinator for relevant information.

Contact

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Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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