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  • Objectives
    This doctoral course is offered in the field Mathematics. Designed to enable students to pursue original research in their field of specialisation. This course involves a research program which culminates in the submission of a thesis.
  • Entry requirements
    Master by Research or Bachelor with Honours (First or upper Second class) or equivalent in a relevant area of study, or where the applicant can demonstrate the capacity to undertake original PhD-level research.
  • Academic Title
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • Course description
    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The Doctor of Philosophy program comprises a study program of two to three years full-time, or four to six years part-time involving research culminating in the submission of a thesis which makes a significant and original contribution to the area of study.  Candidates are expected to participate in seminars and workshops on topics of research and related study areas.  A panel of supervisors will oversee the development and progress of the student's research.
    A prime requirement is that a Doctor of Philosophy must make a substantial contribution to knowledge in a designated field of study.  It should show how theory is extended or tested to provide new knowledge.  The research methods can be either quantitative or qualitative.  The thesis should consist of 75,000-100,000 words.  An adapted version of the Doctor of Philosophy thesis should be of a standard that could be suitable for publication in a reputable journal.
    Students in the doctoral program are required to make satisfactory progress in each semester for the thesis units.  Students who do not make satisfactory progress will not be eligible to remain in the course.
    Each semester students enrol into a research thesis unit: for Mathematics students - MAT7200 at 50 or 100% of full-time enrolment.

    Students are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination. Doctoral candidates will normally complete no less than two years and no more than four years of full-time equivalent study by the time their thesis is submitted for examination.

    Unit            Description                                 Points
    MAT7200    Doctor of Philosophy Thesis         0

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