Massey's Doctor of Philosophy is a prestigious research qualification essential for a rewarding academic career.
To do a PhD you need to have a passion and commitment for your discipline.
The degree is awarded for a thesis that demonstrates your ability to carry out independent and original research. It also needs to provide a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study.
To enter the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme you will:
Massey University's Doctoral Research Committee administers the PhD. Registration must be supported by the relevant Head of School/Centre who will agree to provide supervision and facilities for your research.
Please note that there are more applicants than places on the programme. If you meet the above conditions you will also go through a selection process including an interview. If successful in this process, you will be offered a place.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions: