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Doctor of Philosophy

  • Doctorate (PhD)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

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.

Entry requirements

To enter the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme you will:

  • have completed a postgraduate bachelor's (honours) or master's degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division I) B+ equivalent, or equivalent qualification
  • have sufficient independent research experience to satisfy the Doctoral Research Committee that you have the capacity to successfully undertake the programme.

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.

Study locations

Auckland

Wellington

Manawatu

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.