Degrees by Research
 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree with Honours Class I or II.1 in a relevant subject area or a Master of Arts degree with Merit in a relevant Arts or social sciences subject area with a good distinction average or a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent, to undertake independent research under supervision.

Course requirements

Candidates are required to write a thesis of 70,000-100,000 words on a topic approved by the Centre embodying the results of the candidate's own research. The Centre may also specify coursework requirements.

Pattern of progression

3-4 years full time
3-8 years part time 

 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree with Honours Class I or II.1 in a relevant subject area or a Master of Arts degree with Merit in a relevant Arts or social sciences subject area with a good distinction average from the University of Sydney or equivalent, to undertake independent research under supervision.

Course requirements

Candidates are required to write a thesis of 40,000 - 60,000 words on a topic approved by the Centre embodying the results of the candidates' own research. The Centre may also specify coursework requirements.

Pattern of progression

1-2 years full time
2-4 years part time


* For both the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) admission is approved at the discretion of the Centre. Prospective candidates should consult the Academic Program Director, in order to formulate a suitable research topic.

 

Applicants are required to submit a research proposal of 1,000 words with their application form.

Enquiries

For more information on applying for Postgraduate Research visit the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website.



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