The Doctor is Philosophy is the highest level of supervised research offered at Otago.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded on the basis of the submission of a thesis.
The thesis should give evidence of the candidate's ability to carry out research, that the candidate has shown originality and independence, and that the candidate has made a significant contribution to knowledge in the particular field.
It is expected that some of the work in the thesis would be worthy of publication.
Students are normally admitted having completed a postgraduate qualification with a research component.
Students are required to submit a thesis that shows evidence of research of a kind that could be expected to be completed within three-years of full-time study.
It can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.