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Doctor of Philosophy

CRICOS code Duration
000704A 3 to 4 years full-time equivalent

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Sydney Business School may be undertaken within all disciplines, or within a research centre, and in association with one of our dynamic research groups. The degree requires the satisfactory completion of six coursework units of study and research and writing toward a thesis of 80,000 words on an approved topic, under the supervision of an academic panel.

Candidature is for a minimum of three years full time or six years part time, and for a maximum of four years full time or eight years part time.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is a University degree governed by Resolutions set down by the Academic Board. Candidates should be familiar with the Academic Board documents Thesis and Examination of Higher Degree by Research Policy 2015 and University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011.

For details regarding the course structure and entry requirements, please refer to the University of Sydney Business School’s Postgraduate Research pages.