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James Cook University (JCU)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Society and Culture)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an essential prerequisite for research and academic careers in most disciplines.

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4 years full-time
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Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Jan, Jul

About this course

The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study.JCU research areas include:AnthropologyArchaeologyCriminologyCultureEconomicsEnglish and English literatureHistoryIndigenous studiesLawLinguisticsPolitical science and political innovationRegional developmentSocial justice and community wellbeingDisaster and hazardsSocial workSociologyWomen's studiesThis is a four-year full-time program offered either on campus at JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses or off campus.The off-campus option requires some attendance on campus for confirmation and exit seminars, and at least three weeks per year for consultation with the supervisor. This program is also available part time.Your research topicApplicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To identify an appropriate advisor, use the Find an Advisor service from the Graduate Research School.

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