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  • Tuition Fee:
  • $ 4.73k
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 May 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 381pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest supervised degree Massey University offers. The degree is awarded for a thesis that demonstrates the candidate's ability to carry out independent research that provides a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study.

    The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest degree available in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It covers a wide range of subjects in humanities, education and social sciences. It is a prestigious research qualification essential for a rewarding career in any research institution or university. The Graduate Research School provides administrative and management services for doctoral degrees. Candidates complete a PhD by dissertation.

     

    The thesis is an integrated report of supervised work. If it consists of several studies or cases, the candidate shall demonstrate their relationship to one another. The thesis may consist of the candidate's published or unpublished material, or a combination of both

    The PhD normally involves research for a minimum of three years full-time, or four years part-time. Research conducted for the Master's Degree may form part of the doctoral thesis.

    The degree is awarded for a thesis which demonstrates the candidate's ability to carry out independent research which is a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study. The thesis shall be an integrated report of supervised work and if it consists of several studies or cases, their relationship to one another shall be demonstrated. The thesis may consist of the candidate's published or unpublished material or a combination of both.


    University requirements

    Undergraduate academic entrance requirements

    • For most undergraduate level programmes, the minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the list of Academic Admission Requirements by Country. 
       
    • International students who have previously studied at a New Zealand secondary school should refer to the secondary school requirements section. 
       
    • International students who have completed 3 x B at level 5 or 6 passes in the New Zealand Diploma of Business may apply for entry into a Bachelor's programme.
      • An NZQA transcript as formal evidence of the NZDipBus results is required before credit will be assessed and only papers with a minimum grade of B will be assessed for credit.
      • The English language requirements can be met by: 
        1. A minimum IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) used to gain entry to the NZDipBus or,
        2. A recent IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5

    Postgraduate academic entrance requirements

    Masters, postgraduate diplomas and postgraduate certificates

    An appropriate undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution is required

    Doctorate degrees (PhD)

    The equivalent or better of a relevant Bachelor's (Hons) or Master's Degree with First or Second Class Honours, Division 1 (B+ and above) with sufficient prior experience of independent research at postgraduate level


    Program requirements

    A candidate for the degree shall have qualified for admission to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with First or Second Class Honours, Division I, or the equivalent.

    Massey University Masterate Scholarship

    Masterate Scholarships are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time in a 120 credit research programme towards a Masters degree at Massey University.

    Massey University Masterate Scholarship for Māori Students

    Masterate Scholarships for Māori students are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time in a 120 credit research programme towards a Masters degree.

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    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 6.22k / 1 year
    • International students: $ 23.1k / 1 year
    • Ranking:
    • 236 StudyQA
    • Duration:
    • 4 years