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Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD degree is the most advanced postgraduate degree program on offer within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Candidates must possess a four year bachelor's degree with First Class Honours in an appropriate area of mathematics, statistics or a related field. Only in very exceptional circumstances will a student be accepted with a lower qualification. Alternatively, candidates may hold a suitable Master's degree (research or coursework). The minimum and maximum completion times are three and seven years part-time; two and five years full-time. The standard time to completion is three years of full time study. As with the research Master's degree, candidates may be required to undertake selected courses, but the essential component of assessment is by thesis examination. The School's recommended academic attainment guideline for PhDs is two or three refereed publications in a recognized scholarly journal at some time during or as a result of their candidature.

Before lodging an application for admission, candidates are advised to contact the Coordinator of the School's Research Group closest to their area of interest to discuss potential research topics and to check on the availability of a suitable supervisor (see Section 5 for a list of Research Groups and contacts).


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Sydney Mathematics and Statistics, July 2001