Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Political Thought

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • North Sydney
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 (ISJ). 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 Scholarship
Commencing domestic candidates enrolling in a master-by-research or doctoral degree at ACU will be offered a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship under the Australian Government's Research Training Program.
Further information about Research Training Program Scholarships can be found in the Research Training Program Scholarship Policy available at: http://research.acu.edu.au/graduate-research/policies
International candidates who are not awarded a scholarship that includes a tuition fee waiver, pay full international 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 The Doctoral Program in Social and Political Thought.

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 (ISJ). 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

North Sydney
  • 02-Jul-2018

Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

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
  • Unit Fee: $3032.00 (2018)
  • Average first year fee: $24256.00 (2018)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $97024.00 (2018)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

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

Prospective applicants are requested to submit an Expression of Interest prior to submitting an application. For further information please see The Doctoral Program in Social and Political Thought.

Phone: +61 3 8676 7040
9am-5am AEST (leave a message after hours).

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