Doctor of Philosophy (AUT University)

NZQF Level: 9
NZQF Credits: 360
Duration: 3 Years (full-time)
Intakes: February
Study Options: On-site, full-time, part-time, block courses

Programme Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy is a thesis-based degree that is granted on the basis of an original and substantial contribution to knowledge. 

Carey has a Memorandum of Agreement with AUT University which allows Carey to assist students in the advanced research degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhDPhil). The degree is administered by the Doctoral Studies Board of AUT.

Course Outline

Each programme requires the successful completion of a 360 credit thesis and takes at least three years of full-time study.


Programme Objectives

Carey has a cohesive thinking to AUT’s new approach to postgraduate study, innovative, supportive, and collaborative, helping to challenge traditional thinking as well as students themselves.

For more information please see AUT’s website on Postgraduate study:

This programme is available for New Zealand and International students.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Master of Philosophy is restricted to applicants who have an Honours Degree or equivalent, together with proven research skills.

Potential students should consult with the Head of Carey Graduate School, or the Academic Director as well as reading the relevant publications of AUT.

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