PhD candidates are required to make a significant and original contribution to a discipline or profession by submitting one of the following, each equivalent to 70,000 – 100,000 words:
The candidate is expected to conduct independent research of high originality and quality; independently conceive of, design, conduct and complete a research project; develop a critical knowledge and understanding of the research area and methodological approaches; and communicate convincingly with relevant audiences.
The duration of a full-time PhD course is based entirely on the presentation of a major thesis to the satisfaction of the University’s Higher Degrees Committee.
The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
- Admission requirement and English requirement.
A candidate must have completed at least four years (or equivalent) of tertiary education in a relevant discipline at a high level of achievement, and must have been approved for the award of the degree(s) in that discipline.
A high level of achievement is defined as the equivalent of a four year Swinburne Honours degree that includes a significant research component in the fourth year, leading to an Honours degree class 1n (average grade between 80-100) or Class 2Ab (average grade between 70-79) level.
Four years of tertiary studies can be demonstrated by the completion of any of the combinations of qualification below, at the required standard of achievement:
Applicants must produce evidence of adequate language capability in written and spoken English through one of the following:
Full and partial scholarships are available for eligible students.
Please consult http://www.swinburne.edu.my/research/home/viewPage/10 for initial information regarding admission.