The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University’s highest qualification. The degree is undertaken by research only and leads to advanced academic and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area.
The PhD is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or research career, or a senior position in the public or private sector. Doctoral studies present you with the opportunity to generate new ideas that can benefit business and society. You will make a significant original contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study and meet recognised international standards for your work.
AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers in their fields who have the expert knowledge to guide and advise you throughout your PhD.
AUT graduates are responsive early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers who are prepared for the challenges of future-focused education.
You’ll not only learn academic knowledge related to your programme, but also gain practical teaching experience in an early childhood centre or primary school where you’ll experience the classroom and the role of the teacher for yourself.
It is expected that graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy will have gained the necessary skills and qualifications to follow an academic or research career.
Alternatively, your research topic may lead you to a position of expertise in your chosen field.
The opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills you gain through a PhD will be extensive, both in industry and academia.
Must normally have completed the following in a discipline appropriate to the proposed research:
- Master’s degree with honours OR
- Bachelor’s degree with honours (equivalent to 4 years of study)
The degree must normally have been gained at the standard of first class or second class (first division) honours from this University or a recognised equivalent.
The degree should include advanced learning in research, execution of a research project and a written report on the research.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.
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