Doctor of Philosophy
As a Doctor of Philosophy candidate you will undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession.
Candidates undertake research, which may be pure, exploratory, applied, experimental and/or creative. They must submit a written research thesis, or a written research thesis including associated papers, of between 70,000 and 100,000 words.
Applicants may also be interested in the non-integrated Doctor of Philosophy (Business) program, which offers qualified candidates direct entry to the PhD.
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Hawthorn (Semester 1)
Course information in detail
- Course detail and course structure.
As a Doctor of Philosophy candidate, you will undertake supervised research with the aim of making a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession. Candidates undertake research, which may be pure, exploratory, applied, experimental and/or creative, and are required to submit a written research thesis or a written research thesis including associated papers. The examinable outcome will normally be equivalent to 70,000 to 100,000 words. Where the examinable outcome takes the form of a thesis, it is acknowledged that thesis length can vary according to the nature of the work and the discipline.
The Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTBUS) program is part of a combined set of programs that offer students a pathway into a higher degree by research from an undergraduate degree. Prior to undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTBUS), students must complete a Bachelor of Research (Honours) (BH-INTBUS) and Master of Research (MR-INTBUS).
To qualify for the award of Doctor of Philosophy, candidates are required to complete the following:
- PhD thesis (70,000 to 100,000 word thesis or equivalent)
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
Upon successful completion of the PhD, graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate systematic and critical understanding in one or more specialist fields or discipline areas by planning and generating a substantial and original contribution that advances scholarship or professional practice
2. Effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills and work productively within a team of experts in the field
3. Demonstrate autonomy, authoritative judgment, adaptability, leadership, initiative, resilience and responsibility of an expert and leading practitioner or scholar.
Pathways and scholarships
Swinburne business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
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To be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTBUS), an applicant must have successfully completed:
- Master of Research (MR-INTBUS) at Swinburne with a minimum H2A average (70% or higher)
- Confirmation of Candidature Review