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Information on the minimum entry requirements you need to study a postgraduate qualification at AUT, the English language requirements and what to do if you are transferring from one postgraduate programme to another.
How to Apply for Postgraduate Study. Your enrolment process will be slightly different depending on your student status.
There are a number of academic policies and regulations related to postgraduate students at AUT. The Academic Calendar and Postgraduate Handbook contain our academic policies and regulations. Visit this page for to view copies of them or their relevant sections.
Refer to our brochure for details of available postgraduate supervisors.
All international PhD candidates will be treated as if they are residents and pay only domestic fees if they are:
a) enrolled in a PhD programme at a New Zealand university
b) supervised by a leading researcher, and
c) resident in New Zealand for the duration of their study.
postgraduate scholarships. The most important of these is the Doctoral Fee Scholarship. All domestic students (New Zealand citizens or permanent residents) qualified to register for the degree of PhD or DHSc at the faculty are automatically eligible for this scholarship. Please note that this scholarship is only for 36 months so for students taking the full four years to complete their PhD, other financial arrangements will need to be made for the final year.
Download an outline of the faculty’s doctoral processes (Admission, Progression and Confirmation of Candidature).
Completed, signed PGR forms and review forms are to be submitted electronically in PDF format with any required attachments, no later than 4pm on the agenda close off day (see below). Postgraduate forms can be found here.
|Agenda closes||PGRC meeting 2019|
|25 January||15 February|
|22 February||15 March|
|29 March||18 April||PGR8 progress reports due|
|26 April||17 May|
|31 May||21 June|
|28 June||19 July|
|26 July||16 August|
|30 August||20 September||45/60pt research PGR8 due|
|27 September||18 October||PGR8 progress reports due|
|25 October||15 November|
|22 November||13 December|
These guides cover such information as a timeline of processes for enrolment, research proposals, ethics proposal and progress reports, PGRC submission procedures, presentation options, examination checklist, graduation requirements, and resources for students.
The following documents are for doctoral students completing their PGR9 Confirmation of Candidature. There is a guideline to completing the form, plus qualitative and quantitative exemplars for each school.
You should start to think about the ethics of your research from the outset of your project. If you are using human participants it is likely that you will need to go through an ethical review process. If you are not sure whether your study requires AUTEC approval, check the exemption criteria on the research ethics website. If you do need to seek ethics approval, go to AUT’s ethics knowledge base first www.aut.ac.nz/research/researchethics. The knowledge base is extensive and can guide you through the process. There are also templates for the forms you will require. Always download and use the current application form.
For advice on any part of the ethical approval process, your AUTEC representative is Dr Pani Farvid and she is happy to help, guide and advise you during the process. Pani is available Mondays and Thursdays 9am to 4pm to meet or help you with any ethics queries and is best contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Grinter is AUT’s ethics advisor and he is also very happy to be contacted about any aspect of the ethical approval process. His e-mail address is email@example.com
There are regular DROP IN SESSIONS across AUT where you can seek ethical advice and hand in your completed ethics application. Click here to find out more.
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology provides support for all quantitative research activities within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.
Regular BIOSTATISTICS CLINICS are held weekly for the benefit of postgraduate students and academic researchers. The purpose is to provide you with an opportunity to talk to a biostatistician about your existing or planned research project. Statistical advice will focus particularly on the study design, data management and data analysis plans. New postgraduate students planning their research projects are particularly welcome and are encouraged to attend with their supervisor.
Clinics are held either on the North Campus or at AUT Millenium. Biostatistical support is also available on the South Campus by prior arrangement.
Interested attendees are encouraged to book a time slot (usually one hour).
For clinic times or to book a place, see the Biostatistics Clinic webpage, or contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Authoring an article is exciting and rewarding and is central to the reputation of the individual and of the University. Students intending to submit a PGR1 or PGR9 to the Postgraduate and Research Committee must also submit a signed Postgraduate Research Student Authorship Statement.
In order to check for potential unoriginal content, improper citation, or potential plagiarism, it is compulsory (from January 2018) that theses and dissertations except those presented in Te Reo Māori, be submitted to Turnitin (or equivalent) prior to submission for examination. Students should discuss the Turnitin similarity report with the primary supervisor prior to submission. A section has been included on the PGR12 Lodgement for Examination (PGR12) form for supervisors to indicate that this has been completed.
AUT’s Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT) provide workshops for supervisors on understanding the similarity report through the Supervisor Workshops offered though the GRS’s Researcher Development unit; supervisors can email supervisor. email@example.com to register.
Note: Turnitin is available for research submissions through the PGMe Organisation on Blackboard. It is important that students use this version rather than any other version of Turnitin available through other course organisations available to students from previous enrolments. The PGMe instance of Turnitin allows research students’ to submit their work without information being stored within the Turnitin database. If Turnitin is used from other areas in Blackboard a copy will be saved on Turnitin’s database.
Workshop slides (PDFs) for download:
A summary checklist for students finalising a thesis, dissertation or practice project after examination in order to complete requirements for graduation.
Postgraduate Head: Dr Michael Petterson
Postgraduate Administrator: Winnie Zhu
Postgraduate Head: Associate Professor Matt Carroll
Postgraduate Administrator: Julie Balloch
Postgraduate Head: Dr Stephen Brown
Postgraduate Head: Dr Julia Ioane
Postgraduate Administrator: Anni Krageloh
Postgraduate Head: Dr Jennifer Nikolai
Postgraduate Administrator: Shima Behnoosh