Doctorate of Philosophy in Visual Arts at VUT

VUT Research offers students within the Faculty of Human Sciences the opportunity to complete a Doctorate of Philosophy in Visual Arts. This qualification is the highest that a student can achieve within their field of study and makes them experts at what they do.

How to Apply

1. Eligibility

If you wish to apply for admission to a higher degree at VUT Research

Check the entry requirements to find out if you are academically qualified to apply for a higher degree. Identify available Higher Degrees and research areas available at VUT.

VUT Application form:

Application forms can be downloaded here or collected from the Higher Degrees Unit.


2. Application

If you require assistance identifying and obtaining agreement from potential supervisors, need clarification of a research topic, and/or require confirmation that you meet the entry criteria for admission to your nominated research degree, then you should complete an application form for admission to a higher degree.

You are required to provide a research proposal with your application, indicating the nature of the research you wish to undertake.

You are encouraged to consult with academics at the university in your chosen discipline prior to lodging your application.

If you have obtained an agreement from an academic to supervise your proposed research and your academic qualifications meet the entry criteria for admission to your nominated research degree, you should complete an application form.

Attach all certificates and documents to your application form.

Photocopies must be certified as being a true copy of the original. Originals must be produced before actual registration.

You can submit your submission form by fax, email, post, or hand delivery.

3. Review Process

The assessment of your application.

Your application will be assessed initially by the Higher Degrees Unit and then sent to the relevant Faculty.

The Faculty will consider whether you are appropriately qualified to enter the program, that suitable supervisors are available for the duration of the candidature, that sufficient resources are available to support the candidature, and if there are any conditions to be placed on the candidature such as enrolment in prescribed courses.

4. Success

You will be welcomed into a thriving student-led learning environment.

If your application is successful you will receive an offer letter which will include any conditions that have been placed on your candidature.

The letter will outline your program, supervisory arrangements, and any other details relevant to the offer and your initial enrolment.

The offer may be provisional if verification of documents or claims is required.

Duration: 3 year