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Doctor of Philosophy in Psychological Sciences

    • CRICOS Code: 006670B

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    Course description

    • Candidates enrol in a thesis subject for the duration of the degree
    • The normal period of candidature is 3 years for full-time candidates (part-time equivalent) with the possibility of up to 12 months extension
    • All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 months full-time research at the University in order to benefit from planning, conducting and writing up their research within a University community and environment
    • Normally the entire degree is undertaken at the University
    • A candidate will have appropriately experienced supervisor/s and an Advisory Committee who in consultation with the candidate, arranges a course of supervised research designed to suit the individual requirements and interests of the candidate
    • A candidate may be required to supplement their research program by attendance at, or enrolment in, additional subjects if considered necessary by the supervisor(s)
    • All candidates are expected to attend departmental seminars over the period of their candidature
    • Academic progress is reviewed regularly throughout the degree
    • All candidates for the degree will be examined on the basis of their thesis which is examined externally. The normal length of a PhD thesis is between 80,000 and 100,000 words, exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices
    • Candidates should refer to the University policy library and the Graduate Research Hub for further information regarding candidature, academic progress, ethics, thesis preparation and examination
    • To be eligible to submit a thesis for examination, students must be enrolled in their course for the minimum period of 24 months full-time equivalent