Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Alphacrucis College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 089244M

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for in-depth investigation of ideas which make original contributions to your chosen field.

The PhD course equips candidates to make substantial contributions toward the advancement of knowledge and practice within your chosen field and in the broader community. Our exceptional supervisors include many of the world’s leading scholars in their fields. While developing skills in independent research, there are also many opportunities for connection and interaction. Candidates will join a vibrant research culture which is closely engaged with industry, professional and scholarly networks across Australia and beyond.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course consists of 240 credit points comprising:

  • 80,000-word research thesis (240 credit points) in area of specialization – Core

To qualify for award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy a candidate shall complete at least 240 credit points.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge:

Demonstrated:

critical, innovative and systematic understanding of a substantial and complex body of knowledge that makes an original contribution to a particular area in the field of specialization;

advanced and expert knowledge of scholarship and recent developments in the area under consideration;

sophisticated understanding of advanced research principles and methods, and substantial knowledge of specific research approaches used within the field of Theology, Business and/or Education.

Skills:

Demonstrated ability to:

autonomously engage in critical reflection, analysis and synthesis of the body of theoretical knowledge related to a particular area within the field of Theology, Business and/or Education;

establish, incorporate and apply effective research methodologies to advance existing professional knowledge and/or practice;

design a research question that explores an original and complex issue and propose solutions;

communicate effectively the complexity of the original research and its findings to peers and the community;

provide creative responses to the contemporary challenges and new developments in research and scholarship within the field of Theology, Business and/or Education.

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to:

apply the knowledge and skills developed within the selected research field to engage with new questions and find innovative and creative solutions;

effectively contribute to regional, national or international professional communities within the selected research field;

work independently, responsibly and with the level of professionalism expected of an expert in the selected research field;

effectively design, implement and communicate a major thesis in the selected research field to contribute original knowledge and expertise to peers and the community;

develop an advanced level of integrative reflection which will inform and enhance professional practice.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the PhD program are likely to find employment in the church, the business sector, the education sector, as well as in the community sector. Your graduate employment opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lecturer
  • Academic researcher
  • Church pastor
  • Community/NFP/NGO worker
  • Church administrator
  • Education administrator or teacher
  • Business professional
  • Overseas aid and development worker.

Independent research may be undertaken anywhere in the world.

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Majors

  • Theology
  • Business
  • Education
Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Indicative Total Course (240 credit points): 60,000 for the entire...
Read moreIndicative Total Course (240 credit points): 60,000 for the entire course; 2,500 per ten credit points; Application Fee: 100
Expected Aug 2023 10 years
Read moreUp to 10 years

Full time
AC Melbourne Campus
Level 4, 350 Queen St
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

This course of study requires the completion of higher education study at an authorized institution. Recent secondary education graduates are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

This course of study requires the completion of higher education study at an authorized institution. Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Completion of an AQF Level 8 Bachelors (Honors 1 or 2a) degree in a relevant field, or equivalent. Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology equivalent to RES701 AND methodology in the area of specialization.

OR

Completion of an AQF Level 9 or above postgraduate qualification in a relevant field, or equivalent. This must include at least a 20-credit point research component and an overall GPA at least 2.8.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

In exceptional circumstances, the Program Director may recommend that an applicant be admitted who does not have the qualifications specified. In this case, evidence must be supplied to verify that the applicant has equivalent qualifications based on academic and professional attainment and demonstration of an appropriate capacity for the research.

Essential Requirements

A pre-admission interview will be conducted by the Program Director and bridging courses may be required.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 (with no score below 7.0 in any of the four skills areas).

Address

Alphacrucis College
Sydney Campus
30 Cowper Street
Sydney New South Wales 2150
Australia
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