Doctor of Philosophy (Education Information Studies)

includes:

Doctor of Philosophy (Education/Information Studies)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Doctor of Philosophy PhD

Availability

Doctor of Philosophy (Education) (1901ED)

On Campus - Uni Wide
Online - Uni Wide

Doctor of Philosophy (Education - Extended) (1904ED)

On Campus - Uni Wide

Doctor of Philosophy (Education - By Prior Publication) (1905ED)

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

The Research Committee (RC) of the University holds the delegated authority of approval for admission to research higher degree programs. 

Doctor of Philosophy

Basis of Approval for Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy
The RC shall base its decision on admission to a proposed Doctor of Philosophy candidature upon the following evidence, that:

* the proposed program of study and research is at a level appropriate to the degree being sought;
* the  proposed  area of research falls  within an approved University  field  of  research  for  admission  to  a higher degree by research;
* the proposed supervisors are sufficiently expert in the area of research, and have the time and commitment to be able to provide appropriate supervision, and that adequate physical resources are available;
* the applicant has the appropriate background and ability to undertake the proposed course (refer also to Entry Qualifications, below);
* the applicant has given the necessary commitment to work regularly on the approved program of study and research and maintain regular contact with the supervisor(s).

Entry Qualifications for Doctor of Philosophy Degree
The entry qualifications required for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy program are:

* qualified for the award of a Master by Research at an acceptable level; or
* an appropriate Bachelor degree with class 1 or class 2(i) honours from another Australian university or an equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of four years (full-time equivalent); or
* qualified for entry into a Charles Sturt University Master by Research program and duly enrolled and shown exceptional ability in the conduct of a research project which is clearly capable of being extended to a doctoral level; or
* qualified for the award of a coursework Masters degree with a research component. It is normally expected that a grade equivalent to the appropriate class of Honours will have been obtained; or
* some other appropriate combination of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (such as relevant graduate diplomas) and research experience that demonstrate  capacity  to  undertake  research  at  a Doctoral level.

Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication

Basis of Approval for Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication
The RC shall base its decision on admission to a proposed Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication candidature upon the evidence required for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy and in addition the following evidence:

i. the publications (which may include books and non-print materials)   that   will   be   included  in   the   submission presented for examination;
ii. any information  on  the  quality  and  citations  of  the publications to be included in the submission;
iii. a statement making clear the applicant's contribution to all jointly-authored publications;
iv. a statement from the co-authors of any jointly-authored publications confirming the extent of the applicant's contribution to these publications;
v. a statement of no more than five pages that:
* indicates the way in which the work has developed;
* demonstrates   the  contemporary   relevance  of  each publication;
* makes clear the way in which the publications make an original scholarly contribution to knowledge;
* provides  a  thematic  overview  which  serves  to  link  the individual publications into an integrated whole;
* confirms the papers have not previously been submitted as part of a degree;
* a statement indicating whether or not additional research activity  may   be   required   in   order to convert the publications to an integrated whole, and if so, an outline of the necessary work;
* the  names  of  two  persons  who  are  able  to  provide academic references relevant to the proposed PhD candidature.

The application for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication will be subject to external assessment.

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

An applicant who has already been awarded a PhD will not be admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The following field of research (FOR) areas are approved categories of research supervision in the Faculty of Arts and Education:

Students enrol in one of the following research subjects for the period of their candidature:

ERT701 Doctoral Research (Education) (Part-time)
ERT702 Doctoral Research (Education) (Full-time)
INF701 Doctoral Research (Information Studies) (Part-time)
INF702 Doctoral Research (Information Studies) (Full-time)

Enrolment Pattern

No enrolment pattern is specified. Students are advised to contact the Sub-Dean Graduate Studies 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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