DSCE - Ver 1 - Doctor of Science
Topic description

The candidate will not undertake a formal program of study but is expected to use the period of enrolment to prepare a contextual statement for their body of work, and to submit both in the format required by the University.

The submitted work must not contain:

  • Material which has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma, except where that work is clearly identified as having been so submitted
  • Any material previously published or written by another person except where due reference is made in the published works and/or the contextual statement
Educational aims

To qualify for a higher doctorate, the candidate must demonstrate that their body of work has made internationally recognised, significant and sustained original contributions to a field of research or to inter-disciplinary scholarship, at a level substantially higher than the requirements of a Doctor of Philosophy.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply expert, specialised research skills in a discipline area
  2. Defend your significant advance in knowledge in the relevant field, or to inter-disciplinary scholarship
  3. Explain how your body of work has caused significant changes in the direction of research or in the practice of recognised scholars in the relevant field
  4. Apply knowledge and skills which justify your autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as an expert and leading scholar