Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing)
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
Sydney Nursing School's Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree awarded for a thesis considered to be a substantially original contribution to knowledge within the disciplines of nursing or midwifery.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Sydney Nursing School provides an opportunity for intensive research training in a supportive and collaborative environment. Doctoral students engage with a community of research scholars to develop their expertise in their chosen field and to contribute to disciplinary knowledge in that area. With supervision, you will be able to undertake your own research project, and complete a significant thesis with a substantially original component. During candidature, you have the opportunity to attend a range of workshops and other research activities and regularly contribute to the intellectual life of Sydney Nursing School through seminar presentations and participation in meetings.
Further course information and outcomes
This four year full-time research degree is awarded for a thesis considered to be a substantial and original contribution to knowledge within the discipline. The length of the doctoral thesis varies but would not be expected to exceed 80,000 words. Some coursework in research techniques may be required but in no case is this a major component of the degree.
Research workshops are run at the beginning of Semester 1 and the end of Semester 2 and students are strongly encouraged to attend. A variety of guest speakers with expertise in a range of research areas will present during these workshops.
Research students are required to present their work to their peers at least once a year in research forums providing a great opportunity to further develop and test their work. PhD students must undertake an annual progress report and interview.
Further information about research courses:
How to apply
Applicants of the Doctor of Philosophy should normally hold a relevant masters degree with a significant research component or equivalent work-related research experience or research
publications; or a bachelors degree with first or second class honours.
Alternatively, an applicant may be admitted having passed a qualifying examination at a standard equivalent to the bachelor degree with first or second class honours.
In addition to these academic requirements the Head of Department must certify to the Faculty that a student's proposed course of advanced study and research is appropriate and acceptable; that in addition to the academic qualifications the student has the necessary training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study and research; and that there are sufficient supervisory and other resources and facilities available to enable the candidature to be completed successfully.
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing).
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2013, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2012 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2013, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.