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C02031v3 Doctor of Philosophy

Award(s): Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
CRICOS code: 008663G
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Notes

Research degrees are offered on a sponsored, scholarship, faculty part-sponsored or full-fee-paying basis. Contact UTS: Science or the UTS: Graduate Research School for further details.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a University-wide degree that involves an intense period of supervised study and research culminating in the submission of a thesis. The degree is awarded to candidates who, through original investigation, make a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge in their field of specialisation.

The PhD provides an opportunity for graduates to acquire high-level research skills and substantially deepen their knowledge in an area of science. Students work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic staff member of the faculty. Students may be required to take a prescribed subject in research methodology or any other subject deemed necessary by their principal supervisor.

Course aims

Students acquire research skills and deepen knowledge in their chosen area of science or mathematics.

Career options

Graduates can find careers in academia, as a researcher, research fellow, research associate and an expert in their chosen area of research.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised master's by research or bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1), or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Selection criteria for admission also include the quality of the research project proposal, the faculty's ability to offer appropriate supervision in the applicant's chosen field and, where necessary, demonstration of necessary technical skills.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is four years of full-time or eight years of part-time study.

Course structure

Candidates are required to complete a thesis, under the supervision of appropriate members of academic staff. A formal course of study or other work may also be prescribed.

Candidates are required to submit, in consultation with their supervisor(s), a progress report at the end of each session, and to complete a doctoral assessment and seminar.

Course completion requirements

60986 PhD Thesis: Science 

Other information

Further information is available from:

Office of the Associate Dean (Research and Development)
telephone +61 2 9514 2490
fax +61 2 9514 1656
email
science.research@uts.edu.au