Doctor of Philosophy

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded on the basis of a researched thesis successfully completed and approved by the appropriate authority. The thesis should provide evidence of the candidate’s ability to do independent research and to make an original contribution to existing body of knowledge in the area of study.

The PhD degree provides the opportunity for the candidate to pursue independent research in a specialised topic that reflects scholarly, Pacific and ecumenical interests. There is expected an original contribution to be made in that particular field of study. The quality of the research should be of a kind expected of a conscientious and diligent student to produce within the time frame designated for the degree, to be completed under the regulations for full-time and part-time studies.

More details of the PhD programme are available in the PTC Handbook.

For further details please contact the Academic Dean.