So you want to do an arts PhD? Here’s what you need to know!

The award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest degree on offer at university. So, what’s involved in getting that coveted arts PhD and how do you apply?

Gaining a PhD immediately establishes you as a leader in your field and can be a big career boost. It gives you the opportunity to publish papers and speak at conferences, nationally and internationally, raising your profile across the sector. And a doctorate is almost a basic requirement if you want to pursue a career as an arts academic. Completed over three to four years of intensive research and concentrated arts practice, a PhD also offers immense creative stimulation and intellectual satisfaction. Are you ready to take the leap?

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Dr Diana Carroll
About the Author
Dr Diana Carroll is a writer, speaker, and reviewer based in Adelaide. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including the SMH, the Oz, Woman's Day, and B&T. Writing about the arts is one of her great passions.