Public Leadership (PrDoc) - 1751
The Doctorate in Public Leadership (DPL) degree provides an opportunity to combine a doctoral thesis of some 60,000 words with the coursework component of the Master of Public Leadership and Policy (8633) or an equivalent programs, such as the Master of Business (8388) and the Master of Public Policy and Governance (8259). The degree consists of one-third coursework (equivalent to one-year full-time study) and two-thirds research (equivalent to two-years full-time study) which may be in an area encountered by the student while undertaking coursework.
The 2-year research component of the DPL consists of an independent supervised study, with a focus on either in-depth investigation and research of a particular professional issue or set of issues (applied practice-based empirical research) or conceptual research about a particular policy area that builds original policy and governance knowledge.
The degree consists of one-third coursework (equivalent to two semesters full time) and two-thirds research (equivalent to a minimum of four semesters full time). The coursework component of the DPL will be undertaken through enrolment in courses, offered via distance mode. Coursework must be completed prior to the commencement of the research component.
A candidate for the degree shall:
(a) have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor with Honours from the University of New South Wales at a standard not below Honours Class 2 or a qualification considered equivalent from another university of tertiary institution;
(b) have been awarded an appropriate award of a Masters Degree or Graduate Diploma at an average of Credit from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent from another university of tertiary institution;
(c) have had at least two years professional experience of a kind acceptable to the Committee AND have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent form another university or tertiary institution,
(i) satisfy the Committee that the qualification is at a level and of a character indicating research potential;
(ii) submit other evidence satisfying the Committee of their research potential.