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Doctor of Philosophy, Crawford School of Public Policy

A single four year research degree offered by the Crawford School of Public Policy

PHD
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9540XPHD
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 048357G
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture
  • Academic contact
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9540XPHD
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 048357G
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

Economics

The Economics PhD requires the completion of a program of study that comprises two parts: Coursework (Part A) and Research (Part B). All Economics PhD candidates must complete both parts of the doctoral program. Part A normally consists of two consecutive semesters of coursework. One of the required courses is:

CRWF9000 Fostering Public Policy Research (0 units), must be completed in the first year of PhD commencement

For further information about the coursework component please refer to Crawford School PhD programs.

Part B requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words. The thesis can be shorter and organised as a series of papers.

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

 

Policy and Governance

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words (a book length work would usually be 70,000-90,000 words).

All Policy and Governance PhD candidates must also complete three courses and 12 units of coursework consisting of the following courses:

  • CRWF9000 Fostering Public Policy Research (0 units), must be completed in the first year of PhD commencement
  • POGO9097 Research Design for Public Policy (6 units)
  • POGO9098 Research Analysis and Statistics (6 units)

These courses are different from the Masters level research design courses available at the ANU as important guidance on PhD training and thesis writing will also be covered. These courses are specific to the degree and program. Students who have taken Master’s level research method courses would not be exempt from these courses unless the student has a proven record of academic publication or extensive research experience.

If a student’s background is inadequate and needs more detailed and basic research methods training, they may be asked to take or audit:

  • POGO8096: Research Methods (this is a Master’s level course)

A student may also be asked to undertake additional courses if the supervisor considers it necessary to aid the successful completion of their dissertation. The following is a list of Master degree courses available at Crawford School of Public Policy which are possible additional courses.


  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Policy specialising in Policy Analysis
  • Master of Public Policy specialising in Development Policy
  • Master of Public Policy specialising in Economic Policy
  • Master of Public Policy specialising in International Policy
  • Master of Public Policy specialising in Social Policy


Resources, Environment and Development (RE&D)

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words. The thesis can be shorter and organised as a series of papers. There is an option for a Thesis by Compilation.

All Resources, Environment, and Development PhD candidates must also complete 12 units of coursework choosing from the following list. If you apply for exemption from any of the below coursework, you will still need to choose other courses to meet the required 12 units of coursework.

In addition, all Resources, Environment, and Development PhD candidates must complete the following course in their first year of PhD commencement:.

  • CRWF9000 Fostering Public Policy Research (0 units)

A student may also undertake additional courses that benefit their research, and may be asked by their supervisor to undertake additional courses to aid the successful completion of their dissertation.

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

The Thesis by Compilation protocol is available at Crawford PhD.

Admission Requirements

Economics

To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy, Economics PhD program you are required to have achieved:

·        First Class Honours from an Australian Go8 university or equivalent

Or

·        A minimum of an H2A degree with a minimum weighted average of 75 from an Australian Go8 university or equivalent in economics (not business or accounting).


A degree at the same level with honours in mathematics or statistics is considered equivalent, provided the candidate has an undergraduate major in economics with at least a distinction in a third-year economics course.

Candidates are required to have a background in mathematical economics at least at the level of ECON8013 Optimisation for Economics and Financial Economics or IDEC8015 Mathematical Methods in Applied Economics. For students who do not have this background, the Research School of Economics offers a preparatory maths course that can be taken.

It is also assumed that candidates have a background in basic econometrics at least at the level of EMET8005 Econometric Methods and Modelling or IDEC8017 Econometric Techniques. Candidates who do not satisfy this requirement may be permitted to satisfy it while enrolled in Part A, but the course will not be counted towards the Part A coursework requirement.


Policy and Governance (POGO)

To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy, Policy and Governance program you are required to have achieved:

  • First Class Honours from an Australian Go8 university or equivalent

Or

  • A minimum of an H2A degree with a minimum weighted average of 75 from an Australian Go8 university or equivalent.

Or

  • A Master’s Degree in social science or related fields of social studies with a proven academic publication record as a first author. These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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


Resources, Environment and Development (RE&D)

To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy, Resource, Environment and Development program you are required to have achieved:

  • First Class Honours from an Australian Go8 university or equivalent

Or

  • A minimum of an H2A degree with a minimum weighted average of 75 from an Australian Go8 university or equivalent.

Or

  • A Master’s Degree in social science or related fields of social studies with a proven academic publication record as a first author. These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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

If you are interested and meet the requirements, you should identify potential supervisors among the faculty, and contact the RE&D PhD Convener or the potential supervisors with an outline of the proposed research and a CV.


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
$49,330.00

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.

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 ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

Career options following the Doctor of Philosophy include many opportunities in addition to an academic path.

Economics

Many jobs require high-level economic analysis and our graduates work in consulting firms, think tanks, government research departments, and private enterprise.


Policy and Governance

Many positions require high level policy analysis development skills. Around the world, our graduates work for government departments, including in research roles; think tanks; consulting firms; international organisations; private enterprise and civil society.


Resources, Environment and Development (RE&D)

Our graduates for government departments, think tanks, private enterprise, civil society organisations and international agencies.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is currently not available for this program.

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