CSU’s Doctor of Philosophy consists entirely of completing an individual research program under the supervision of a team (usually two) of appropriately qualified academics with expertise in the candidate’s chosen discipline. Doctoral studies can be pursued through full-time or part-time on campus or by distance education. All distance education students are expected to maintain contact with their supervision team using appropriate technologies. Most candidates are enrolled in Doctor of Philosophy by Research. This is the traditional form of the program for those candidates who are neophyte researchers. Candidates who are experienced researchers with a significant refereed publication record of doctoral standard may be eligible for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication. See Admission Requirements for further information. Candidates are required to present a seminar on their proposed research, usually within the first year of enrolment (in the first two years for part-time candidates) to confirm their candidature. Following successful confirmation, the candidate will conduct the proposed research and submit the results of their investigation in the form of a thesis that will not exceed 100,000 words. Candidates may also be required to present their work to the academic staff of the Faculty during their candidature.