Doctor of Philosophy (Health Studies)
Doctor of Philosophy PhD
On Campus - Uni Wide
Online - Uni Wide
Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.
Full-time 3.0 years (6.0 sessions)
Part-time 6.0 years (12.0 sessions)
Overall Duration: 3.0
For normal candidature:
Overall Duration (FTE): 3.0
Full-time: 3 years minimum/4 years maximum
Part-time: 6 years minimum/8 years maximum
For candidates in PhD by Prior Publication:
Overall Duration (FTE): 0.5
Full-time: 6 months minimum /1 year maximum
Part-time: 12 months minimum/ 2 years maximum
The allocation of 192 credit points to the course duration (and each shell subject) was initially calculated based on a full-time study load for 2 sessions in each of 3 years (32 points per session), or a part-time study load for 2 study sessions in each of 6 years (16 points per session). As in all Higher Degrees by Research, candidature time may vary. However, variations to candidature time do not alter the total number of credit points allocated or required for graduation. Students will re-enrol in the same shell subject for each enrolment session until they demonstrate through the examination process that they have met the requirements of the subject and course.
Normal course duration is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent Duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern for the actual length of study. Not all courses are offered in Full-time mode.
The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the University holds the delegated authority to approval for admission to a research higher degree programs.
Doctor of Philosophy
Basis of Approval for Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy
The RAC shall base its decision on admission to a proposed Doctor of Philosophy candidature upon the following evidence, that:
Entry Qualifications for Doctor of Philosophy Degree
The entry qualifications required for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy program are:
Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication
Basis of Approval for Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication
The RAC 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:
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.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.
Students will work with their supervisory team to complete all aspects of their research project. The supervisory team will be comprised of one principal supervisor and at least one co-supervisor who are both permanent academic staff at Charles Sturt University. Supervisory teams may include additional co-supervisors who are adjuncts and/or external to CSU with appropriate qualifications. All supervisors will be required to meet minimum qualification and professional experience standards and have been formally registered on the CSU Supervisor Registry.
Under the guidance of their supervisors, students will determine an appropriate area of study that aligns with the Facultys designated fields of research, where appropriate, gain ethics and other approvals, conduct a detailed research investigation, and write and submit a thesis for examination.
Students are also required to complete and submit a formal research proposal that has been reviewed and endorsed by a review panel and approved through the School-based endorsement of candidature process. This will normally be required to be completed within the first year of full-time equivalent enrolment. Students will also be required to engage with University progress reporting requirements as advised by the Research Office on admission. Additional requirements and conditions of enrolment, probation and progress may be applicable to individual students.
PhD by Prior Publication
Under the guidance of their supervisors, students will demonstrate extensive, high quality, peer-reviewed research, write an integrating essay or chapter, and additional materials as deemed necessary and relevant by the supervisors, and submit this together with their publications for examination.
Students will be enrolled in a single 192-point subject for the duration of their degree. The subject code will be determined according to the School in which students are enrolled within the Faculty of Science.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: April 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.