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PhD programme

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest degree offered by the University of Otago. It is awarded on the submission of a thesis which must meet rigorous standards. The following pages give prospective candidates, current candidates and staff involved in the PhD process, an in-depth look at Otago’s PhD programme.

Have a question about embarking on a PhD at Otago?

Please contact the Doctoral and Scholarships Office of the Graduate Research School, for further information about Otago’s PhD programme:


Find out about other doctorates and higher degrees offered at Otago.

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