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Currently, student visa holders are not able to travel to Australia. The University plans to accommodate all students whether they are learning on-campus or remotely. However, there are a few programs that have a heavy practical skills base where the most effective learning in specific subjects is achieved through in-person instruction. For those programs, it is difficult for continuing students to fully advance their studies at the requisite level solely through remote learning, and therefore they may need to complete catch-up practical classes and other activities on campus at a later date.
CRICOS course code: 063150J
Level of study: Doctorate Degrees
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs offered by the Faculty of Society & Design are purely research only. Prior to formal application, intending applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. This should be determined in consultation with a member of the academic staff of the Faculty to see whether the Faculty can provide the appropriate supervision. The candidate must be familiar enough with the relevant research area to be able to undertake specialised study in that field.
Statement of research interest
Prior to formal application, applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. After consultation with a member of academic staff, the applicants for the PhD should write a brief statement (1000-1500 words) indicating the area in which the research is to be conducted. This statement should include: a proposed topic; prior research conducted by the applicant that relates to the proposal; previous publications by the candidate that relate to the proposal; literature references that provide relevant background; possible research methodologies (where relevant); and the name of a potential supervisor within the Faculty.
The Doctor of Philosophy program provides students with the necessary research skills for academic careers in the university or research sector, or professional employment.
Structure and subjects
Under normal circumstances, the minimum duration for the PhD program is 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. Maximum duration is 4 years’ full-time, 8 years’ part-time.
The first year (or equivalent) of PhD candidature is probationary.
Regular meetings with a supervisor are required; so candidates are normally expected to reside in Australia.
Your thesis submitted for examination must be between 80,000 to 100,000 words in length, and written in English.
On Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
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Minimum requirements for admission is:
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) - 185 (No sub score less than 176); IELTS score 7.0 (No sub score less than 6.5); Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 65; Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) - 98.
Please refer to the relevant English language requirements on the Bond University webpage.