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PhD
Doctor of Philosophy

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component.

The research, which must be the candidate's own work, is written up as a thesis, and may include papers published or intended to be published. The thesis is required to present the case for the research, outline the research undertaken and the findings and conclusions of that research. There is no course work for this degree.

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Key information

Years: 4.0
Study Locations: Hamilton
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $6,018-$6,391 per year
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Fees (International): $29,535-$38,840 per year *New international students may be eligible for domestic fees
Faculties:
New Zealand resident International PhD students pay the domestic fee.

*Tuition fees shown above are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Entry requirements

Candidates making enquiries about the PhD programme need sufficient information to make an informed choice about their study plans. The Graduate Advisor in the appropriate Faculty/School can be approached for initial advice on these matters. Our Staff Profiles are another useful resource.

PhD Regulations

Higher Research Degree Application Process


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Contacts

School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research is located in W Building (the old Law School), University of Waikato, Hamilton
Email: doctoralenrolments@waikato.ac.nz
Website: School of Graduate Research 
Phone: +64 7 858 5096