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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business and Government

Key information

Level of study:
Doctoral Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
Victoria University of Wellington
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A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree represents the high point of academic achievement. It involves original and sustained research under academic supervision, and demands considerable intellectual ability, academic rigour, self-discipline, and dedication.

PhD study offers many benefits including:

the opportunity to make a significant contribution to both scholarship and practice

the rewards of pursuing a topic of deep personal interest to you, building on prior education and experience through an individualised course of study

the development of skills in research, analysis, theorising, methodology, and communication

the opportunity to develop valuable networks with Wellington School of Business and Government’s interdisciplinary academic members and your fellow PhD candidates.

Entry criteria

Master's or Honours degree, or extensive relevant experience

IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0; TOEFL 90 on the internet-based test with at least 20 in writing; A minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University of Wellington English Proficiency Programme (EPP) test; Pearson Test of English: score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50).


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