Doctor of Philosophy (Faculty of Law) Program By University of Technology Sydney |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    137
  • QS Stars
    5+
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level PHD
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(AUD) 143040-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb

The PhD is a university-wide degree which involves an intense period of supervised study and research, culminating in the submission of a thesis. The PhD is awarded to candidates who make an original and distinct contribution to knowledge in their field of specialisation.


This degree is particularly valuable for students wishing to pursue a career in research or academia.


Career options include positions in universities undertaking research, making contributions to public policy, or other academic work, including teaching, interest groups and legal publishing.


Candidates are required to submit a dissertation of approximately 100,000 words. As part of this course, students must also complete the subject 77697 Higher Degree Research Seminar.


The candidate is required to undertake all assessments as part of the Faculty's Doctoral Framework three-stage program. In the first stage candidates must complete a formal candidature assessment, and in the second stage a progress confirmation assessment, to ensure their progress is consistent with completion of the research program in the prescribed time and demonstrates potential to complete the work to standard. Doctoral candidates are required to make an oral presentation of their dissertation six months prior to submission of their dissertation for examination.

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