Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Arts and Sciences




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Doctor of Philosophy is designed so that graduates will have undertaken a program of research training and independent supervised study resulting in significant and original research outcomes and culminating in a thesis or equivalent for independent examination by three external examiners of international standing. The program may include advanced coursework designed to develop the student is research skills and capacity to make a significant contribution to original knowledge. Candidates in the PhD program can undertake their research in either a full-time or a part-time capacity. The standard time for completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (not including periods of approved leave of absence) will normally be three years for a fulltime student and six years for a part-time student. The minimum time for completion will normally be two years. The PhD thesis is assessed by external examiners.
Notre Dame is School of Arts & Sciences, Fremantle is a leading contributor to the field of creative arts, sciences and humanities. The School offers generalist and professional degrees in a range of disciplines, including the following:
Behavioural Science
Communications and Media
English Literature
Film and Screen Production
Politics and International Relations
Social Justice
Theatre Studies
The School has consistently excelled in critical university indicators. According to the federal government is Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching, Notre Dame has the top results in WA for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences for the following:
Overall quality of educational experience
Skills development
Student support
Learner engagement


Which department am I in? School of Arts and Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants are required to have an Honours degree (First Class or 2A) or a Masters Degree from a recognised University. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 7.0 (6.5); TOEFL (IB): 94; PTE (Academic): 65.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have
• Completion of a research Masters degree (by Research or Coursework and Thesis), appropriate to the professional field of the applicant (or equivalent) at a high level of achievement; or
• A Bachelor is degree with Honours (Class 1 or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent); or
• In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent academic or professional background that is considered by the Dean of the School and the PVC-R to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research at a doctoral level.
English Language requirement:
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 (6.5 apart from Writing which must be at least 7.0); TOEFL (IB) 94; PTE (Academic) 65.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Griffith College
TAFE Queensland
Open Universities Australia

Full Time (3 years)

A$45,141.00 (US$ 35,309) per year

26 February 2018, 30 July 2018, 18 February 2019, 29 July 2019

Sydney Campus 140 Broadway, Chippendale, BROADWAY, New South Wales, 2007, SYDNEY, Australia