Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a supervised research program where you’ll make a substantial, original contribution to knowledge in your chosen arts field.
Deakin currently has around 1,600 higher degree by research candidates – intelligent people making the most of our excellent facilities, partnerships, strategic research centers, and excellent reputation.
Your research will be conducted under the supervision of a panel, which is chaired by the principal supervisor – a full-time member of staff experienced in research.
You’ll write a thesis of 80,000-100 000 words, embodying the results of research carried out in your field of study. If you’re studying for a Ph.D. in creative arts, you can submit a thesis comprising creative work and exegesis of between 25 000 and 50 000 words.
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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)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
- 4 Years of Post Study Work Permit
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2A (70%+) standard, a research master's degree, or a coursework master's degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.
Applicants should hold either a bachelor degree with first-class honours (H2A) or a masters by research degree in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research, or other qualifications/research publications approved as equivalent.
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Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.
Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:
- award certificates
- academic transcripts
- formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).
Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.
- Course Code: 006239F
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A