HSS701 Doctoral Research (Humanities and Social Sciences) PT (192)

Candidates enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy are required to prepare a research proposal, conduct approved research under supervision, and present the results of their research for examination in an academically conventional form. Students will apply a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of work or learning to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice. The topic of the thesis will be worked out in consultation with an approved supervisor, and shall be no more than 100,000 words in length.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
SY/US
Duration
3 years minimum (6 sessions) / 8 years maximum (16 sessions)
School
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Enrolment restrictions

This is a research subject. Enrolment Restrictions will be determined by the Faculty and/or Course Coordinator.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to create a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution
  • be able to demonstrate substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work or learning
  • be able to demonstrate cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge in their discipline and to reflect critically on that theory and practice
  • be able to demonstrate 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
  • be able to demonstrate expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning
  • be able to demonstrate communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions
  • be able to demonstrate 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
  • be able to expert skills to design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice
  • be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with intellectual independence
  • be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and creativity in new situations and/or for further learning
  • be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs
  • be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills to plan and execute original research
  • be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with the ongoing capacity to generate new knowledge, including in the context of professional practice
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • This is a research subject. The Syllabus will be determined between the student and their supervisory team.
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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