Study at doctoral level usually involves a minimum of three years' full-time study, and is by advanced research thesis.
The School's strong research programme is in part evidenced by the growing number of PhD candidates, many of whom are studying with the help of scholarships.
Before you can study at this level you must be appropriately qualified, and usually following on from a research-based honours or master's degree.
You will be expected to be able to develop, in conjunction with your supervisory team, a research thesis that leads to an original and significant contribution to your chosen body of knowledge.
PhD student profile
Donald Manlapaz had heard good things about Otago, including the long history of the School of Physiotherapy and the high calibre of its researchers.
He says working with the academics at Otago is a privilege.
PhD study at the School of Physiotherapy
The School of Physiotherapy offers a supportive environment for PhD students. The following links provide more information about current and past PhD research at the School:
- Current PhD students in the School of Physiotherapy
- Past PhD students in the School of Physiotherapy
- Current research areas in the School of Physiotherapy
- PhD Handbook (PDF 560 KB)
PhD application process
Potential candidates should contact the School of Physiotherapy Research Coordinator, Donna Keen. You will be asked to provide the following information:
- Academic transcript (GPA should be in the range of the equivalent of a NZ strong A/ A-, and you should have a high grade in your research work)
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- IELTS results
- A copy of an independent piece of research (i.e. honours or master's dissertation)
Please complete our PhD enquiry template
Find out more about PhD study at Otago
The PhD is a University degree and is centrally administered.
For further information on a PhD at Otago:
To find out more about our PhD programmes contact our Research Coordinator here