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Swinburne University of Technology

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Doctor of Philosophy Science

  • Doctorate (PhD)

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Course Code
DR-INTSCI, 064191C
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$30,550 total
International Fees
$39,130 per year

About this course

The Doctor of Philosophy program has the objective of producing graduates with the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality. Graduates will demonstrate a capacity to design, conduct and report sustained and original research. While the research is conducted under a supervisor, students are expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently.

As a Doctor of Philosophy candidate, you will undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession. Candidates undertake research, which may be pure, exploratory, applied, experimental and/or creative, and are required to submit a written research thesis or a written research thesis including associated papers. The examinable outcome will normally be equivalent to 70,000 to 100,000 words. Where the examinable outcome takes the form of a thesis, it is acknowledged that thesis length can vary according to the nature of the work and the discipline.

The Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTSCI) program is part of a combined set of programs that offer students a pathway into a higher degree by research from an undergraduate degree. Prior to undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTSCI), s
tudents must complete a (BH-INTSCI) and Master of Research [Science] (MR-INTSCI).

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Course structure

To qualify for the award of Doctor of Philosophy, candidates are required to complete the following:

  • PhD thesis (70,000 to 100,000 word thesis or equivalent)
Candidates receive guidance and support from their research supervisors and have the opportunity to participate in a number of research training sessions on topics such as thesis writing, publishing and presenting.