奥克兰理工大学/Auckland University of Technology
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Te Ara Poutama
- 课程级别：博士学位/Doctoral Degree（10级）
- 学费：$35,880 NZD Per Year
- A master’s degree with honours; or,
- A bachelor’s degree with honours (equivalent to four years of study)
- 授课校区：Auckland University of Technology
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) constitutes an original and substantial contribution to knowledge in an academic discipline.
The PhD provides research training that fosters development of independent research skills including the ability to: formulate a significant problem; master appropriate conceptual and methodological skills; and relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge.
Students work closely with their supervisor to prepare a thesis, which is examined by independent experts.
It is expected that graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy will have gained the necessary skills and qualifications to follow an academic or research career. Alternatively, their research topic may lead them to a position of expertise in their chosen field.
What this qualification covers
Students put together a proposal that critically reviews work done in their area of research. This requires a suitable research methodology and a timeframe for completion of the degree. The student is expected to publish one or more papers for a reputed international conference in their chosen area of research.
Once students have completed their research proposal, they refine their design by experimentation or field work as appropriate. Data is collected and analysed and the results are published at international conferences. A journal publication is also encouraged at this point.
The first semester is spent finalising the experimentation and data analysis. The PhD thesis is written and submitted to the supervisor for feedback. It could take two or three drafts before the thesis is ready for submission and examination.
The degree must have a standard equivalent to first class or second class (first division) honours. The degree should include advanced learning in research, execution of a research project and a written report on the research.
English Language requirements:
Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.