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Doctor of Philosophy - Agriculture and Food Science

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Doctor of Philosophy - Agriculture and Food Science
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years full-time
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    114705H
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Outline

Outline

The Doctor of Philosophy is the University's research award and is the standard pre-requisite for a career in research or academia, A PhD comprises an independent, supervised research project mutually agreed upon by the student, their supervisors and the Head of School. The PhD requires the development and implementation of a rigorous research plan, based on a competitive understanding of the relevant literature and the need for answers to questions posed in that literature as a result of new theory. Students will need to successfully achieve candidacy within the subscribed time period (6 months) as a first stage of the program. They will also be required to enrol in and pass an initial proposal preparation coursework unit and other units as indicated at enrolment.

Why research at Curtin

Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally. Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that knowledge and their practice
  • think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to generate original knowledge
  • apply expert creative, technical and professional skills to the field of work or learning
  • explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions
  • present a complex investigation of originality or original research for external examination against international standards
  • communicate complex research concepts, plans and outcomes to the general community, peers and the national and international research community
  • design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice
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  • Curtin course code: DR-ARFOD
  • CRICOS code: 114705H
  • Last updated on: 15 April 2024

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