POLICY NO: RES-16.5
DATE OF APPROVAL: 1 March 1993
AMENDMENTS: Registrar July 1995; Registrar August 1998; Registrar November 1999; Academic Board June 2002; Academic Board July 2014
REFERENCE AUTHORITY: Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Research and Innovation)
Higher Doctorates are the highest qualification awarded by the University. They are awarded to candidates who are judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge. The level of attainment required for a Higher Doctorate is substantially higher than what is required for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
2. The Degrees
The University may award the following Higher Doctorates:
A candidate must normally hold a PhD or Research Doctorate and be a:
4. Award Criteria
The candidate must have a sustained, consistent and substantial contribution to the advancement of knowledge, over a number of years, as demonstrated via a substantial body of published work or held significant solo exhibitions in public galleries (for visual arts only).
The published work or solo exhibitions must have added new significant knowledge to the field in question; or have led to major innovations or contributions to society; or have extended the development of knowledge by others.
The work must be of international importance and the candidate must have gained international distinction as an authority in the field.
5. This policy shall be administered as per University procedures.
6. The candidate shall pay the required fees, which are determined annually by the University.