Charles Sturt University has a strong reputation for research and maintains a strong and vibrant Higher Degree Research (HDR) program.
The University focuses its research effort in those areas where it has particular depth and strength of academic and research capability to offer higher quality research and research training opportunities. One of such areas is Customs, border management and international trade which falls within the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) expertise.
The relevant HDR course for customs-related studies is the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program through CCES and the Faculty of Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences (CRICOS Code #016829A). This PhD program offers graduates, who have an excellent academic record and/or proven research skills, the opportunity to conduct research in the area of customs, international trade and border management at a level that will contribute to the knowledge base of their discipline.
Charles Sturt University PhD studies give you the opportunity to develop your research skills and be exposed to challenging concepts presented by highly regarded researchers and academics. As a PhD candidate, you would be embarking on a course of study leading to the highest qualification typically offered by a university. This is an opportunity to work with industry leaders and senior academics through a process that will challenge and nourish your understanding of your discipline area.
The overall duration of a PhD program is:
Your PhD studies can be conducted from anywhere in the world as our online facilities allow you to access our libraries, submit assignments and progress reports, access materials and online support tools, and use forums and chat rooms to connect with supervisors and other researchers whenever and wherever it suits you. In collaboration with your supervisory team, you set the pace that works for you, your work, and your life commitments.
Before you consider submitting your application, we strongly encourage you to familiarise yourself with information about PhD studies at Charles Sturt University. In this regard, please follow these links:
The Research Committee of the University holds the delegated authority to approve admission to a research higher degree programs.
The Research Committee shall base its decision on admission to a proposed PhD candidature upon the following evidence, that:
The entry qualifications required for admission to a PhD program are:
Prospective PhD students should contact CCES Academic Liaison Officer, Ms Biljana Kearney at: firstname.lastname@example.org.