This Program covers study towards the PhD undertaken in the School of Social Sciences, the Social Policy Research Centre, and the Centre for Social Research in Health. Staff of the School of Social Sciences conduct research in the broad areas of sociology and anthropology, criminology, politics and international relations, social work, policy studies, and development studies; of the Social Policy Research Centre in social policy; and of the Centre for Social Research in Health in social aspects of health and health care, including HIV, sexual health, viral hepatitis, drug use, Aboriginal health and related areas of education, health and wellbeing. For details on the disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas of research in which these academic units offer PhD supervision, visit the School or Centre websites.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is offered in all faculties of the University of New South Wales and encourages initiative and originality in research. Candidates should make a significant contribution to knowledge in their field.
As a general guide, the UNSW entry requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy are as follows:
This program involves a minimum of three years full-time study. Students undertake supervised research leading to the production of the thesis.
The length of a doctoral thesis normally should not exceed 100,000 words of text and should be submitted for examination within 4 years of full-time study.
In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test.
You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application.