This degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded on the basis of 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. The research should be of a kind which a diligent and competent student might reasonably be expected to complete within three years of full-time study.
- For more information on the University of Otago PhD regulations.
- For some examples of completed PhD theses.