Doctor of Philosophy - Arts

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) is an advanced postgraduate research degree that develops research skills and provides high-achieving candidates with the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in their chosen discipline. Under the guidance of a supervisory team, consisting of two supervisors, students will independently plan and execute a research project that will lead to the production of a substantial thesis. By completing a doctoral thesis in arts, normally between 80,000 and 100,000 words in length, students will be making a significant research contribution to their field of knowledge.


The normal full-time study pattern for Doctoral candidates requires enrolment in 48 credit points per year for approximately of 4 years. Part-time study is also available in most cases. Potential candidates are encouraged to identify possible supervisors who match their area of research interest by visiting the UOW School of Humanities and Social Inquiry website. Students are also advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission. Students who are accepted for doctoral studies will be appointed with a principal supervisor with appropriate expertise and a co-supervisor.


  • Arts

Standard entry requirements

  • Honours degree with 2nd class Division 1 or higher
  • Research Masters with at least ? of the degree comprising a thesis. UOW Masters of Research with WAM70+
  • Coursework Masters with a substantial thesis and WAM75+ or GPA 3.2 out of 4. Other forms of research experience will also be considered. All applicants for research degrees must submit a written proposal as part of their application.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong Domestic: $113,088
International: $113,088

Further information

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

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