- Length 4 year full-time
- Minimum 192 Units
- Academic plan 9603XPHD
- CRICOS code 094626K
Field of Education
- Natural and Physical Sciences
- Academic contact
The completion of a Doctor of Philosophy in the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science normally takes between three and four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent and is conducted in English. The award is made on the basis of independent research written up as a detailed thesis comprising original written work, normally of up to 100,000 words, that is independently assessed by no fewer than two external examiners of international standing. There is no mandatory coursework in this program.
All students are required to complete Research Integrity Training in addition to other training requirements depending on the needs of their research, and have access to a wide variety of other research training workshops, courses and seminars.
Admission to a Doctor of Philosophy program is normally granted to applicants holding a Master by research degree or a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours Division A. Admission can be granted to applicants who demonstrate a background equivalent to these qualifications.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
Domestic research students are not required to pay tuition fees as they are enrolled under the Research Training Scheme which funds the fees. For further information see students.anu.edu.au/fees/domestic/research.php
Indicative fees for international students are:
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply 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.
A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an intensive research degree that normally takes between two and four years of fulltime study (or equivalent) to complete. It is geared towards high achieving students with a passion for research. A PhD provides an opportunity for students to undertake intensive research to produce an academic thesis as part of their study.
Students submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words for examination. The thesis must make a significant contribution to knowledge and relate to the broader framework of the field within which it falls.
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