Course details

CRICOS course code: 037861E

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy is a higher degree by research in divinity or one or more of its associated disciplines. The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy is to qualify individuals who apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more areas of investigation, scholarship or professional practice.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy:

  • have a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of work or learning within divinity or one or more of its associated disciplines, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution to the field
  • have a substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work or learning
  • have expert cognitive, technical and creative skills to use intellectual independence to think critically, analyse and evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation, reflect on theory and practice to generate original knowledge within divinity or one or more of its associated disciplines, and demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and its application
  • apply knowledge and skills with intellectual independence, and with responsibility and accountability, to plan and execute an ongoing program of original research, and to understand explicit and implicit ethical considerations to the formulation of a research project
  • have skills to present cogently a complex investigation of originality or original research for external examination against international standards, and to communicate research results to peers and the community.

Course structure

PhD candidates present their research in a thesis of not more 100,000 words that is examined by at least two external examiners.

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Eva Burrows College
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27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
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98 Albion Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
Australia
18,384 Per Year
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27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
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50 The Avenue
Melbourne Victoria 3052
Australia
18,384 Per Year
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25 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
3 years
Full time
St Athanasius College
100 Park Road
Melbourne Victoria 3111
Australia

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission an applicant must satisfy the Research Committee that he or she has completed one of the following awards at the University of Divinity to the specified standard, or an equivalent award in divinity or its associated disciplines at another higher education provider recognised by the Academic Board to an equivalent standard:

a) a Masters by research with a 75% average, or where a mark is not available, examiners’ reports which indicate to the satisfaction of the Research Committee that the candidate is adequately prepared for doctoral research; or

b) a Masters by coursework with a 75% average; or

c) a Graduate Diploma with a 75% average; or

d) a four year undergraduate degree with Honours with a 75% average.

An applicant must also satisfy the Research Committee that he or she has completed a research essay or thesis of at least 12,000 words graded at or above 75%. The research essay or thesis may have been completed either within one of the awards listed above or as part of another program of study.

IELTS Academic: 7.0 with no band below 6.5; TOEFL Academic: 577 with a Test of Written English score of at least 5.0; TOEFL Internet: 91 including at least 25 (Writing), 22 (Listening), 22 (Reading), 22 (Speaking); PTE Academic: 65 with no communicative skill score below 58.

Address

University of Divinity
21 Highbury Grove
Melbourne Victoria 3101
Australia
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