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Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy is a 360-point postgraduate degree gained by supervised research within the institute.

Candidates accepted into the doctoral programme of the University and located at the Institute of Public Policy will be supervised by leading researchers in Public Policy and in Economic, Social and Community Development.

The degree must normally have gained at the standard of first or second class (first division) honours. In addition to the above, admission to a professional doctorate requires advanced learning in research, execution of a research project and a written report on that research and a minimum of five years of professional experience in the specific area of study.

Acceptance is also subject to the availability of staff for supervision, prior research preparation and appropriate facilities.

Entry requirements:

  • Masters degree with honours or
  • Bachelors degree with honours (equivalent to four years study)


For information on applying for the Master of Philosophy programmes please contact or (09) 921 9999 extn 8481.

Last updated: 22 Oct 2013 3:31pm

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