Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Supervision of research for a PhD is offered in History, New Zealand Studies, New Zealand Literature and Museum and Heritage Studies.

Intending candidates should begin by making informal contact with the Director of the Stout Centre.  At this stage candidates will need to supply:

  • academic background information, particularly showing evidence of prior research experience
  • a curriculum vitae
  • as much detail as possible about the proposed area of research
  • details of any funding which has been obtained or which is being sought, for example, scholarships.

Applications to enrol in a PhD at Victoria University of Wellington are submitted through the Faculty of Graduate Research (FGR). The Faculty website provides admission and scholarship application forms and information on all stages of PhD study. There will be three deadlines for all PhD applications to be considered. The dates are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November. Students may complete an application form and speak with prospective supervisors prior to the deadline, but their application must be submitted through the FGR and formal acceptance into the programme will be made after the deadline.

Information about the PhD can also be found on the Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences’ website.