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Doctor of Philosophy, Fenner School of Environment and Society

A single four year research degree offered by the Fenner School of Environment and Society

PHD
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9065XPHD
  • CRICOS code 070533B
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9065XPHD
  • CRICOS code 070533B
Doctor of Philosophy, Fenner School of Environment and Society

Exceptional research degrees at ANU

The Australian National University provides research students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support. When selecting a research program, an institution’s reputation is everything. ANU is one of the world’s leading universities, and the smart choice for your research program.

You can undertake a program of research at ANU through a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or a Professional Doctorate (by research). The major component of a research program is a substantial written work known as a thesis, which investigates a particular subject or issue. As a research student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of an academic supervisor or a supervisory panel of academic staff.

What does a Doctor of Philosophy at ANU involve?

The Doctor of Philosophy award will take you between three and four years of full-time research to complete (you can also complete a part-time equivalent). This award is conducted in English and is made principally on the basis of a research thesis comprising of original written work, most typically up to 100,000 words. Your thesis will be independently assessed by no fewer than two examiners where at least one examiner is external to the University. Depending on your discipline an alternative to a written thesis may be submitted and assessed.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Admission Requirements

You are most likely to gain admission to a Doctor of Philosophy program if you hold a Masters of Philosophy or a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours. You may also be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications.

If you think you qualify, check out our guidance on how to apply.

Annual indicative fee for international students
$33,181.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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