RMIT University recognises two PhD types: the PhD by Project and the PhD by Thesis. You will find workshops on PhD by Project Structure and Writing Process, and PhD by thesis: traditional and alternative types.
Remember: The structure of your PhD is related to the ways in which you conduct your research and examine its process and findings.
PhD by thesis:
Workshop 1: The traditional structure
Activity 4 for Workshop 1: Traditional thesis structure analysis (DOCX)
Workshop 2: Alternative thesis structures
In this workshop we look at other thesis structures, such as:
- including research publications
- social histories
Activity 2 for Workshop 2: PhD thesis including publications (DOCX)
PhD by Project: “the creative dissertation”:
Workshop: The project-led dissertation
Thesis moves and functions
This useful document lays out the function of the different sections of chapters in a traditional thesis. It assists you to know what to write about and in what order.