Highlights

  • Make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge in business.
  • Develop high level research and analytical skills, and depth of knowledge in your chosen field.
  • Enjoy in-house workshops and seminars, and be encouraged to publish as part of a strong and flourishing research culture.
  • Apply for funding for conferences so you can share your work and network as you go.
  • Opportunity to graduate and follow an academic career in both teaching and research, or advance your professional career prospects.

Highlights

  • Make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge in business.
  • Develop high level research and analytical skills, and depth of knowledge in your chosen field.
  • Enjoy in-house workshops and seminars, and be encouraged to publish as part of a strong and flourishing research culture.
  • Apply for funding for conferences so you can share your work and network as you go.
  • Opportunity to graduate and follow an academic career in both teaching and research, or advance your professional career prospects.

Explore this course

What to expect

We adopt a project management approach in our PhD programs. PhD candidates work closely with their supervisory team to meet collegially reviewed milestones leading to timely submission of a thesis for examination. We are proud of our record of timely completions and low attrition rates realised by this approach.

During candidature the supervisor and other key stakeholders will provide advice and direction to the candidate to encourage their participation in university scholarly activities such as research seminars, teaching and publication. The length of the thesis varies according to the topic, but should normally be no longer than 100,000 words, excluding bibliography.

Careers and outcomes

Possible careers

  • Academic
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Barrister
  • Business Analyst
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Digital Economy Lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • Government Officer
  • Higher Education Worker
  • Human Resource Manager
  • In-house Counsel
  • Information Officer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Investment Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Technology Specialist
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Risk Manager

Details and units

Mandatory units:

  • IFN001 Advanced Information Retrieval Skills
  • Time-based Thesis

Other units as agreed by student in negotiation with their supervisor and faculty.

Mandatory units:

  • IFN001 Advanced Information Retrieval Skills
  • Time-based Thesis

Other units as agreed by student in negotiation with their supervisor and faculty.

Requirements

Course code
IF49
CRICOS code
006367J
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 - 4 years full-time

The part-time study option may be subject to QUT approval.

Duration
4 years full-time
The CRICOS registered course duration is four years however the course may be completed full-time in three to four years.

The part-time study option may be subject to QUT approval.

Entry
Start any time
Entry
Start any time

Academic entry requirements

You must have either:

  • a completed recognised relevant honours degree (first class or second class Division A) or equivalent
  • a completed recognised masters degree or professional doctorate (by research or coursework)

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy depends on an applicant’s demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project.

For more information on eligibility, read the admission criteria for the Doctor of Philosophy (PDF file, 352.6 KB).

Once you've started your PhD, you'll need to complete your Stage 2 milestone to be fully admitted to your course. You'll usually complete this milestone within the first three months of study.

Masters and professional doctorate degrees by coursework must have a significant research component, normally not less than 25%. Holders of masters and professional doctorate by coursework must:

  • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.0 on QUT's 7 point scale; and
  • present evidence of research experience and potential for approval

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

You must have either:

  • a completed recognised relevant honours degree or equivalent
  • a completed recognised masters degree or professional doctorate (by research or coursework)

Masters and professional doctorate degrees by coursework must have a significant research component, normally not less than 25%. Holders of masters and professional doctorate by coursework must:

  • have a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.0 on QUT's 7 point scale; and
  • present evidence of research experience and potential for approval

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy depends on an applicant’s demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project.

Once you've started your PhD, you'll need to complete your Stage 2 milestone to be fully admitted to your course. You'll usually complete this milestone within the first three months of study.

For more information on eligibility, read the admission criteria for the Doctor of Philosophy (PDF file, 352.6 KB).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

FINANCIAL GUARANTEE

Acceptable forms of evidence include:

-    A letter from an approved employer confirming the continuation of your salary; OR

-    A signed Scholarship Agreement between QUT and your sponsoring agency; OR

-    An accepted letter of offer from QUT for a postgraduate research scholarship; OR

-    An approved external scholarship.

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

Browse all scholarships

Equity scholarships scheme

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

How to apply

Follow our step-by-step applying guide to make sure your application is complete, giving you the best chance of getting in.

How to apply

How to apply

Follow our step-by-step applying guide to make sure your application is complete, giving you the best chance of getting in.

How to apply

QUT courses for you

Check out your saved or recently viewed courses below, or find this information later via the study homepage.

Like to save your courses?

Please enter your first name and email so we can save your courses for you

By submitting this form, you understand that QUT is collecting your personal information.
Please refer to the Privacy Collection Notice for more information.

Your saved courses

Your recently viewed courses

Save course
content
Save course
content
Save course
content
Save course
content

Email me a PDF copy of this course

By submitting this form, you understand that QUT is collecting your personal information.
Please refer to the Privacy Collection Notice for more information.

Ask us a question

If you have a specific question about studying with us, you can ask us here.

Domestic future student enquiry

Keep up to date

Sign up to receive occasional emails to help you with your study decision. We’ll send you relevant information about studying at QUT, scholarships, key dates and upcoming events.

By submitting this form, you understand that QUT is collecting your personal information.
Please refer to the Privacy Collection Notice for more information.