Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Political Thought

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

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The Doctoral Program in Social and Political Thought is a 4 year degree program. It is an interdisciplinary program, sustained by various forms of normative reflection, theorising, and empirical research drawn from humanities and social science disciplines. In the first year of the program, PhD candidates will undertake a year of coursework, consisting of research seminars (4 distinct units), taught by the academic staff of the Institute for Social Justice. The remaining three years will be devoted to writing the PhD thesis with close supervision and support from ISJ staff.

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Social and Political Thought (80 cp in coursework units), may exit from the course with that award .

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Important Note on Fees

Research Training Program
Commencing domestic students enrolling in a master-by-research or doctoral degree at ACU may be granted a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship under the Australian Government's Research Training Program. This means that candidates are exempted from paying tuition fees.

A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Political Thought must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Political Thought must have completed:

  1. A Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (or equivalent), with a minimum of Second Class Honours; and
  2. Research proposal indicating alignment with the mission of the Institute for Social Justice

Prospective applicants are requested to submit an Expression of Interest prior to submitting an application. For further information please see Doctoral Program.

After identifying your admission eligibility, please find and contact a potential supervisor.

Find a Supervisor

Prospective applicants are requested to submit an Expression of Interest prior to submitting an application. For further information please see http://isj.acu.edu.au/doctoral-program.

The Doctoral Program in Social and Political Thought is a 4 year degree program. It is an interdisciplinary program, sustained by various forms of normative reflection, theorising, and empirical research drawn from humanities and social science disciplines. In the first year of the program, PhD candidates will undertake a year of coursework, consisting of research seminars (4 distinct units), taught by the academic staff of the Institute for Social Justice. The remaining three years will be devoted to writing the PhD thesis with close supervision and support from ISJ staff.

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Deferment

Credit Points

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Social and Political Thought (80 cp in coursework units), may exit from the course with that award .

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Important Note on Fees

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have the minimum requirements of:

  1. a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) or relevant discipline, with a minimum of second class Honours;
    and
  2. Research proposal indicating alignment with the mission of the Institute for Social Justice

After identifying your admission eligibility, please find and contact a potential supervisor.

Find a Supervisor
The Application Process

Prospective applicants are requested to submit an Expression of Interest prior to submitting an application. For further information please see http://isj.acu.edu.au/doctoral-program.