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You will undertake the PhD program under the supervision of an appointed research supervisor.
The PhD program is structured to enable you to:
- complete a compulsory research methods course
- receive training in research integrity and ethics
- select studies in qualitative and quantitative research techniques
- complete a thesis/project which demonstrates your original contribution to the field and your ability to communicate complex or original research for peers and the community to an international standard.
Upon graduation you will have developed:
- high-level skills in research processes
- analysis and synthesis of knowledge related to specific disciplines
- high-level communication skills. All candidates are required to complete:
Electives in qualitative or quantitative research techniques once data collection has begun. You can use your own data to explore different research analysis techniques. Your supervisor will help you decide when you should take these electives.
You are encouraged to participate in activities offered by the university, college and school according to your needs and interests.
This PhD may be undertaken in a project, thesis by publication or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s prior to application.
Learning and teaching
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
More information about training and development for research candidates.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
Handbook (program guide)
To see what students are currently studying and to access additional program and course information, visit the program handbook (program guide).
Plans are variations offered for a program such as specialisations, modes of delivery or location. Browse a plan to see the courses our students are currently studying.
Doctor of Philosophy
3-4 years full-time, 6-8 years part-time
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