Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Requirements for admission can be found at University Requirements – Doctor of Philosophy.
Candidates will be enrolled in the time-based subject pertaining to their field of study
Expected time to complete
3.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Higher Degrees by Research Sub-Committee (HDRS-C)
Confirmation of candidature
EFTSL to complete (equivalent full-time student load)
A person admitted to candidature on the basis of previous enrolment in a Masters degree relevant to the proposed Doctoral program, may be given advanced standing for work towards the Masters degree. In exceptional cases advanced standing may be given to a candidate for relevant research work undertaken at another university.
The amount of advanced standing to be awarded shall be determined by the HDRS-C on the recommendation of the Head of the School.
The University will not normally accept a candidate who has been enrolled at another institution for more than two years (full-time equivalent) or release a candidate who has been enrolled for more than two years (full-time equivalent).
Inclusion of field of study on testamur
The field of study shall not appear on the testamur.
Exit with lesser award
After examination of the thesis, and subject to the requirements under University Requirements – Doctor of Philosophy, the HDRS-C may approve the degree be not awarded but that the candidate be awarded an appropriate Masters degree.