New Zealand PhD

A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that, in most countries, qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the specific field of his or her degree, or to work in a specific profession. While the structure of doctoral programs is more formal and complex than in some other systems, the research doctorate is not awarded for the preliminary advanced study that leads to doctoral candidacy, but rather for successfully completing and defending the independent research presented in the form of the doctoral dissertation (thesis). In fact many universities offer PhD followed by a professional doctorate degree or joint PhD. with the professional degree (most often Ph.D. work comes sequential to the professional degree) often such professional degrees are refereed as entry level doctorate program and PhD as post-professional doctorate.

Entry Requirements in New Zealand:

A PhD usually takes at least three years of great intellectual and academic rigour. You will need all of your intelligence and research ability, as well as considerable dedication and tenacity. The first year of registration is provisional with confirmation of full registration expected after certain conditions have been met, including the presentation and acceptance of a full research proposal.
For a doctorate in a specified field, coursework may contribute to the assessed programme of study, but research or the scholarly creative activity and the associated thesis must occupy at least two full-time academic years and contribute not less than two-thirds of the overall credit for the degree.
The coursework, which is to be at a standard in advance of that expected for a masters paper, must be part of a coherent programme with the research work, and should normally cover no more than one full-time academic year.
An individual for a named doctorate must gain a passing grade in both the coursework and the thesis or its creative work equivalent.

General Entry Requirements:

• University certificate
• Official university Transcript
• 2 Recommendation letters
• 1 Academic letter
• Meet the English language requirements


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