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Our research degrees

Master of Philosophy

Meet your career and research goals by undertaking a Master of Philosophy (MPhil). PhD business research students work on real-world issues in a supportive and collaborative environment.

About our MPhil

Doctor of Philosophy

Make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge in business with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Develop high level research and analytical skills, and depth of knowledge in your chosen field.

About our PhD

Topics and projects

Find a topic you can investigate and see what our students are researching in the QUT Business School.

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Leading in Australia

We are committed to creating and sustaining research outcomes and research training of national and international standing, fostering an inclusive culture in which students are mentored and integrated into our research culture, and undertaking quality research into contemporary business problems, bringing economic and social impact.

We have achieved international recognition with the world's leading accrediting bodies, a distinction held by less than 1% of all business schools globally.

Triple Crown accreditation

Our research difference

  • Student Learning Advisor Dr Jonathan Bader provides tailored academic writing, critical analysis and language support.
  • Research Ethics and Integrity Advisor Dr Marilyn Healy is available for queries relating to research that requires ethical approval.
  • A dedicated Research Support Officer to support and guide you through your application and candidature.

Free training, workshops and writing seminars are available to research students on topics such as qualitative and quantitative research methods, data collection and analysis, and thesis preparation.

Research Student handbook

We support our research students to undertake their research with a dedicated Research Project Support Scheme, providing up to $6,000 (PhD) and $2,000 (Masters) over the course of your candidature.

You can also apply for a range of other scholarships and financial support through QUT.

Scholarships, grants and funding (domestic students)

Scholarships, grants and funding (international students)

World-class facilities

As a research student, you will have access to a range of facilities, including:

  • 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
  • a securities dealing room, which provides real-time global data to economics and finance students
  • dedicated Business School research spaces and facilities.

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