Business School

PhDs and research degrees

Research degrees


To be eligible for entry to a Doctor of Philosophy (Business) you must have previously undertaken a smaller research project. There are five pathway options to meet the requirements.

Pathways to PhD

Joint PhD

You may also be able to complete a joint PhD studying at QUT and another leading university overseas. You must study at least one year at each institution. When you complete your degree, you'll receive recognition from both universities. If you are interested in this option, discuss it with your potential supervisor.

Student topics and projects

You can browse topics that we're looking for students to study and theses that have been published.

Student topics and projects

Research support

We offer our research students a high level of financial, infrastructure and administrative support during their studies.

The Higher degree research handbook is a comprehensive guide to undertaking higher degree research and includes application and entry requirements.

If you're considering a research degree, contact our Research Support Office for help with:

  • completing the application process
  • applying for scholarship opportunities
  • preparing for degree milestones.

Facilities for researchers

Experimental research laboratory
A purpose-built behavioural research facility designed for running computer-based lab experiments. Researchers can test up to 20 participants in a highly controlled setting.
Securities dealing room
Provides real-time global data to students and researchers in economics and finance.
Business School research spaces
Research students are accommodated in secure, swipe-access rooms with printing, phone and computer facilities in both Z Block and B Block on Gardens Point campus.
University-wide research support and facilities
As a researcher, you'll have access to a range of research facilities and technologies, as well as training and dedicated library services. These include technologies for research collaboration between QUT and external researcher partners.

Life as a QUT researcher


QUT Business School - Research Support Office

  • Level 7, Z Block, Room Z704
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000

  • Postal address:
    Research Support Office - QUT Business School
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4001

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