The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a programme of advanced, independent and original research that is carried out under qualified supervision.
Students are directed and supported by an appointed supervisor while engaged in independent research.
The results are presented in a thesis describing a coherent piece of research work carried out over the period of registration, which must be an original contribution to intellectual knowledge of the field and meet recognised international standards.
The Doctor of Philosophy is a programme of advanced research that typically takes three to four years to complete.
The PhD can be taken either after bachelor or a masters degree awarded with First Class Honours or Second Class (Division 1) at the University of Auckland or an equivalent qualification.
Students should refer to the PhD statute before applying.
There are several types of postgraduate scholarships: