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Overview

  • 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.
  • Opportunity to graduate and follow an academic career in both teaching and research, or advance your professional career prospects.
  • Complete in 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.
QUT course code IF49
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Note: Part-time and external study options may be available depending on the project, infrastructure requirements and funding arrangements.
Course duration
Note: The expected duration is three to four years full-time, or six to eight years part-time.
Start month 2015 & 2016
Note: At any time. Requires approval.
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code006367J
Careers
  • Academic
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Diplomat
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • Government Officer
  • Higher Education Worker
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Information Officer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Investment Manager
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Translator

Details

QUT adopts a project management approach in its PhD programs. PhD candidates work closely with their supervisory team to meet collegially reviewed milestones leading to timely submission of a thesis for examination. QUT is proud of its 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.

Units

Mandatory units:

  • IFN001 Advanced Information Retrieval Skills
  • Time-based Thesis

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

Entry requirements

A completed recognised Bachelor Honours Degree in First or Second Class Division A (or equivalent); or

A completed recognised Masters Degree by coursework or research with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale) and must include a minimum 25% research component; or

A completed recognised  Professional Doctorate degree by coursework or research with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale) and must include a minimum 25% research component.

Applicants with a completed recognised Masters or Professional Doctorate degrees must present evidence of research experience.

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

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are automatically covered by the Australian government's Research Training Scheme (RTS), as long as you complete your degree within the scheme's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTS.

2016: Rates will be available from 1 October 2015, and will apply if you exceed the maximum time under RTS. (subject to annual review)

2015: $13,670 per Study Period (full-time) if you exceed the maximum time under the RTS. (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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How to apply for Doctor of Philosophy (Hosted by QUT Business School)

You apply directly to QUT for all our research degrees.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Looked at our research areas
  2. Selected your degree
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked if you're eligible for a scholarship
  5. Agreed on a supervisor with your faculty
  6. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  7. Written your research proposal
  8. Gathered your supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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