The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD - 360 points)
The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.
These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.
These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
The Dean of Postgraduate Research may vary these regulations where special or unusual circumstances warrant.
The subject areas for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy are:
Accounting (ACCT); Antarctic Studies (ANTA); Anthropology (ANTH); Applied Psychology (APSY); Art History (ARTH); Art Theory (ARTT); Astronomy (ASTR); Audiology (CMDS); Biochemistry (BCHM); Bioengineering (ENBI); Biological Sciences (BIOL); Biotechnology (BIOT); Cellular and Molecular Biology (CEMB); Chemical and Process Engineering (ENCH); Chemistry (CHEM); Chinese (CHIN); Civil Engineering (ENCI); Classics (CLAS); Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences (CAMS); Computer Science (COSC); Cultural Studies (CULT); Disaster Risk and Resilience (DRRE); Earthquake Engineering (ENEQ); Ecology (ECOL); Economics (ECON); Education (EDUC); Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ENEL); Engineering Geology (ENGE); Engineering Management (ENMG); English (ENGL); Environmental Science (ENVR); European Studies (EURO); Evolutionary Biology (EVOL); Finance (FINC); Fire Engineering (ENFE); Forest Engineering (ENFO); Forestry (FORE); French (FREN); Geography (GEOG); Geology (GEOL); German (GRMN); Human-Animal Studies (HUAN); Health Sciences (HLTH); Higher Education (HEDN); History (HIST); Human Interface Technology (HITL); Human-Animal Studies (HUAN); Human Services (HSRV); Information Systems (INFO); Japanese (JAPA); Journalism (JOUR); Law (LAWS); Linguistics (LING); Management (MGMT); Māori and Indigenous Studies (MAOR); Marketing (MKTG); Mathematical Physics (MAPH); Mathematics (MATH); Mathematics and Philosophy (MPHI); Mechanical Engineering (ENME); Media and Communication (COMS); Medical Physics (MDPH); Medical Physics (Clinical) (MPHC); Microbiology (MBIO); Music (MUSI); Pacific Studies (PACS); Philosophy (PHIL); Physics (PHYS); Plant Biology (PBIO); Political Science and International Relations (POLS); Psychology (PSYC); Russian (RUSS); Science Education (SCED); Social Work (SOWK); Sociology (SOCI); Spanish (SPAN); Speech and Language Sciences (CMDS); Statistics (STAT); Taxation (TAXA); Transportation Engineering (ENTR); Te Reo Māori (TREO); Water Resource Management (WATR); Zoology (ZOOL)*.
* This subject is not open to new enrolments.
A student who has not fulfilled the requirements of the PhD or who wishes to transfer, may apply to the relevant Dean and Dean of Postgraduate Research to transfer to the appropriate Master’s degree.
A student may appeal against any decision made by the Dean of Postgraduate Research as stipulated in the General Regulations for the University.