single degree

Doctor of Philosophy, International, Political and Strategic Studies

A single four year research award offered by the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

PHD
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9510XPHD
  • Post Nominal PhD
  • CRICOS code 022602C
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9510XPHD
  • Post Nominal PhD
  • CRICOS code 022602C
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words.

Study consists of two to four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.


Students are required to undertake a minimum of 12 units of coursework including the 6 units course ASIA9075 Research Design and Writing in International, Political and Strategic Studies.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program in International, Political and Strategic Studies you will be required to have completed at least a four-year Australian undergraduate degree or equivalent with a result of at least H2A.

You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have research experience equivalent to these qualifications.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$50,760.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

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.

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The Australian National University provides PhD 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.

As a PhD student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of a supervisory panel of experts in the field. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge, research and development.

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They work for world-leading universities and think tanks; the Australian and foreign governments; international, non-government and not-for-profit organisations, here and overseas.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to key concepts, theoretical debates or practical challenges in Asia Pacific politics, international relations, strategic studies, aid and development, history, or diplomacy.
  2. Critically reflect upon, synthesis, and evaluate diverse sources of information and develop them into clear arguments—both oral and written. 
  3. Develop, adapt, and implement research methodologies to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice in Asia Pacific politics, international relations, strategic studies, aid and development, history, or diplomacy. 
  4. Develop high-level communication skills by presenting original research to external examiners, peers, and the community. 

Other Requirements

Further Information

Prior to submitting an application for admission to the program, you must complete the Expression of Interest process detailed here: https://bellschool.anu.edu.au/study/higher-degree-research The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs consists of four departments, each with its own process. Please click through to the relevant department for specific guidelines on applying to that department.

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