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C02037v4 Doctor of Philosophy

Award(s): Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
CRICOS code: 032334B
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Notes

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


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

Overview

The PhD is a University-wide degree which 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. It is offered to both local and international students.

Graduates from the PhD have consistently achieved excellent examiners' reports from international leaders in their fields. Many have been eligible for the UTS Chancellor's Award, and several have been placed on the Chancellor's List.

Course aims

The institute aims to support students taking a trans-disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach to research while building on their existing expertise.

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.

Applications to the Institute for Sustainable Futures are assessed based on the following four criteria:

  1. professional experience – strength and relevance to the candidate's opportunities (impact)
  2. research output (quality and impact)
  3. research proposal (quality)
  4. academic merit (quality).

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

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

This research degree is undertaken wholly by thesis.

Course completion requirements

95582 PhD Thesis: Sustainable Futures 

Other information

Further information is available from the Institute for Sustainable Futures on:

telephone +61 2 9514 4950
email
isf@uts.edu.au
www.isf.uts.edu.au

Applicants may also contact the UTS: Graduate Research School on:

telephone +61 2 9514 1336
email ugs@uts.edu.au
UTS: Graduate Research School