Bond University

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RIGHT NOW, this moment, the world is changing. Big changes, small changes, climate changes, gear changes… The future belongs to those that are making history now, the quick thinkers acting on their feet now, and the innovators blazing new trails now. With so much happening in the world, why wouldn’t you learn from right now?

The way we learn at Bond University means you’ll never be left behind. You’ll experience things at Bond that will push you forward. At Bond University, you will learn how to learn in the now. We are challenging, volunteering, practicing and collaborating. RIGHT NOW, you could learn from everyone and everything from a university that values now.

As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.

Why Bond?

Because we do things differently.
From a student perspective, Bond University stands alone. The reason why? Well, actually there are three of them, all which add up to a far better university experience and outcome for you - regardless of which field of study you choose.
  1. FINISH YOUR DEGREE SOONER
    At Bond, you won’t be losing time with long breaks between semesters. We run three full semesters a year, with intakes in January, May and September. This means for certain programs you can complete 12-subject master’s in just a year. It also means you don’t have to wait until next February or July to get started on your degree. If you’re ready to get your future underway, our next intake is just around the corner.
  2. BE MENTORED BY WORLD LEADING ACADEMICS
    Bond’s personalised teaching philosophy means you will learn in smaller class sizes with unprecedented one-on-one access to your professors. Even outside class time, our academics have an open door policy that means they will not only know you by name, they’ll actively mentor your progress.
  3. GRADUATE BETTER PREPARED
    At Bond, we believe education goes beyond the classroom. Part of our unique approach is to help you develop a strong foundation of leadership attributes that will prepare you for success and rapid career progression. This is why our graduates are the first choice for many employers. They are immediately distinguishable in the workplace for their confidence, maturity, global awareness, communication skills and leadership qualities. Bond sets you up to succeed.
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Doctor of Philosophy

Campus Full time 208 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, research and industry. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) must be significant original research. During the course of the degree the candidate will further develop their specialist knowledge and have deep methodological capacity. Depending on the field of specialisation, the degree culminates in an 80,000-word thesis. A Doctor of Philosophy is an internationally recognised research degree and is a pathway to an academic or research career. Each faculty offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree. BOND BUSINESS SCHOOL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants require a minimum first or upper second class undergraduate Honours degree (equal to at least a grade point average of 80%), Masters (Honours) degree, Masters by Research degree, and/or corresponding demonstration of research capacity. Masters coursework degrees do not normally satisfy academic requirements for direct entry into the doctoral program, however, a suitably completed thesis component may be considered. Doctoral students shall be admitted as full-time only and are expected to study on-campus throughout their candidature. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Doctor of Philosophy develops independent research skills and the ability to relate a specific research topic to a broad framework of knowledge. The program places a major emphasis on independent enquiry, a thorough understanding of domain specific knowledge, competence in research methodologies and the ability to communicate research results. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Doctoral candidates may be required to successfully complete three research methodology subjects, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, in the first year of candidature. A confirmation of candidature process occurs at the end of the first year of enrolment to evaluate progress and suitability to continue in the degree. The dissertation should be a major, substantially original, theoretical or empirical study of an issue pertaining to the student’s major field of study. The Bond Business School expects students to work closely with staff and be exposed to the research activities of the staff and other students. It would not be uncommon for the student and the supervisor to be co-authors in publications resulting from the student’s dissertation. Each student will be supervised by at least two appropriately qualified academic staff. The Bond Business School is responsible for approving the student’s dissertation proposal prior to the examination process. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES The Doctor of Philosophy will provide you with the research skills for academic careers in the university sector or for roles in research-intensive organisations. FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES & MEDICINE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The minimum requirements for this program is a University Bachelors Degree with Honours (First Class or 2A) or a research Masters Degree in a relevant discipline, with evidence of the ability to conduct supervised research; or a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty Research Committee. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Doctor of Philosophy available in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, is a program of significant original research. During the course of the degree the candidate will further develop their specialist knowledge in the field, and become highly skilled with deep methodological capacity. Depending on the field of specialisation, the degree culminates in a final written thesis. The Doctor of Philosophy is an internationally recognised research degree and is a pathway to an academic or research career. The Doctor of Philosophy allows you to undertake supervised research studies in one or more of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine’s research areas and groups. Potential areas for research opportunity include: Anatomy Evidence-Based Practice Nutrition & Dietetics Genetics Health Professions Education Immunology Indigenous Health Medical Ethics Medical Research Neuroscience Physiology/Pharmacology Physiotherapy Public Health Sports and Exercise Science Sports Management Stem Cells Urology Bond University research students have access to the specialist expertise of our internationally published academics as well as state-of-the-art facilities. INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS Before seeking to apply, prospective PhD students must seek contact with a potential supervisor. Applications will only be considered for enrolment where a supervisor is available. The proposed research must fit within the Faculty’s strategic research plan and within an area of Faculty expertise. Once a potential supervisor has been sourced, the following information is required in order for applications to be assessed: A detailed thesis proposal. University academic transcripts for all studies to date (undergraduate and postgraduate). If not already in English, these documents must be translated and certified by the translating body. University grading scale if applicable – the grading scale may be found on the reverse of the university academic transcript. A Certificate of Completion (Degree/Diploma) is required if the transcript does not indicate that the degree has been awarded/conferred. Both certified translated and untranslated copies of both transcripts and Certificate of Completion should be provided. A resume detailing previous work and study history. Two written references which should cover the candidate’s abilities, key personal attributes and capabilities (a minimum of one external reference excluding Bond University will be required). International students previously instructed in a language other than English are required to provide certified translated and untranslated copies of both transcripts and Certificate of Completion. Applicants whose previous study was not completed in one of the countries listed where English is considered a first language, must provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. A budget proposal for all research supplies. A budget template is available by emailing hsmresearch@bond.edu.au PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, research and industry. Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive, technical and research skills in a discipline area to independently and systematically generate original knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution to a discipline or area of professional practice. FACULTY OF LAW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a Master of Laws degree, or a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree with an Honours average of at least 75 per cent or an equivalent grade elsewhere. Admission is on the basis of an approved research proposal and availability of appropriate supervision. In addition to the above requirements, candidates for the PhD degree must satisfy the Dean that they have the academic, research and writing abilities to produce a major thesis that represents a substantial contribution to the exposition, knowledge or understanding of the field of study concerned. PROGRAM STRUCTURE The Doctor of Philosophy program is a research higher degree awarded for a substantial thesis, or for published papers, that is a significant contribution to the knowledge or understanding of an aspect of law. The PhD will display the capacity of the student to carry out independent research at the appropriate level. PhD candidates are required to submit for external examination a written research thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words. FACULTY OF SOCIETY & DESIGN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum requirement for admission is: A four year (eight semesters) honours degree – First Class or 2A; or A research master’s degree; or A qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above by the Higher Degrees by Research Committee Candidates who have completed more than nine months of a master’s by research and who meet the requirements for admission to PhD candidature may apply to be admitted to confirmed PhD candidature. In successful cases, the PhD candidature will be considered to have begun at the time of commencement of the research master’s degree. Prospective candidates for whom English is not a first language must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English as specified by the University’s English language requirements. [-]

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