Doctor of Philosophy

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) gives you the opportunity to explore in depth a research project that you're passionate about. You will independently research a specific topic under the guidance of a supervisor and produce a thesis no more than 100,000 words. Your research will represent a significant, original contribution to human knowledge. In undertaking a PhD, you will develop independent research skills, including the capacity to formulate a problem, develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills to address it, and relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in a relevant discipline. The process of completing your thesis offers exciting opportunities to work with and be challenged by top academics and experts in your field, as well as attending national and international conferences. Candidature for research degrees is offered in all Schools. Murdoch encourages research in interdisciplinary areas as well as in the basic disciplines.


Course Structure - 96 credit points

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission as a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), an applicant must: Have a Bachelor Degree with at least a 2A Honours (AQF level 8)
  • Or have a Masters Degree (AQF level 9) which incorporates satisfactory research preparation equivalent to at least 12 credit points
  • Or be enrolled as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) candidate in the University (AQF level 9) and satisfy the Manager with evidence of the ability to complete a Doctoral Degree (Research) successfully (AQF level 10) within the enrolment period specified in Regulation 29
  • Or have a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) and satisfy the Manager of Graduate Research with evidence of substantive and significant scholarly or professional attainments providing satisfactory research preparation equivalent of AQF level 8 or 9.

Study information

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