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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle , Fremantle ,Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Notre Dame Australia is a thesis-based research degree. The degree program is individually designed and built around the methodological requirements of the research and the nature of the topic to be investigated, taking into consideration the background of the candidate. PhD students can choose to specialise in either Philosophy or Theology. Candidates may be asked to undertake further coursework to extend their knowledge and skills as a basis for the research component.

Candidates in the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) and Doctor of Philosophy (Theology) become formed, through their research projects, in the methods of their chosen discipline. Within the context of contemporary society and scholarship, students develop robust knowledge about areas of research that are key to inquiry within a Catholic university. Key areas of research are oriented by the conviction that “Without in any way neglecting the acquisition of useful knowledge, a Catholic university is distinguished by its free search for the whole truth about nature, man and God”. (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 4)

All research students are assigned supervisors who are part-guide and part-adviser in the journey towards the completion of the degree. Before submitting an application please contact the University’s Research Office to arrange a discussion with a suitably qualified member of the academic staff.  The maximum time for completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (not including periods of approved leave of absence) will normally be three calendar years for a full time student and six years for a part time student. The minimum time for completion will normally be two years.

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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30