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The purpose of this course is to provide the basic research training for potential PhD candidates who do not possess the necessary research experience to gain entry into the PhD. It is offered as an alternative pathway, giving you the opportunity to pursue a research career.
Part-time students should contact the Research Discipline Coordinator for enrolment advice and course progression details. Part time study in any major cannot be guaranteed and is subject to unit availability.
Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Diploma in Business (Research) (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)
Students must complete four coursework units (48 credit points) and a dissertation (48 credit points), as per the program of study.
Unit prerequisite requirements are deemed to have been satisfied upon admission to this course. Where elective units may be undertaken, students should check prerequisite requirements in the unit synopsis section of the QUT Handbook and obtain approval from the Discipline Coordinator prior to enrolment.
A completed recognised Bachelor Degree or Masters Degree (Coursework) (or qualifications deemed equivalent) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) score of 5.5 or better (on QUT's 7 point scale). This qualification must include a major in the area of intended study.
Applicants are required to nominate a supervisor and topic when submitting a formal application. Normally applications will be successful only if a supervisor and topic are well matched. The faculty does not guarantee supervision capacity for all topics. Applicants should ensure that there is a genuine fit with the potential supervisor's research interests by looking at the interests of the researchers within the relevant school as described on the QUT Business School website. The Research Coordinator within each school can also assist with this process.
This contact should include a transcript of academic records, the topic area which they wish to study, the school in which they wish to undertake their research, and if known, the name of a potential supervisor. The HDR Admissions Officer may ask for further information to assist with your enquiry. The information will be passed onto the nominated school or supervisor.
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Telephone: +61 (7) 3138 1407
Level 7, Z Block, Room Z704
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000
Research Support Office - QUT Business School
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4001
To apply, applicants should submit an application using the PG Form and email this to the QUT Business School HDR Admissions Officer at (email@example.com).
Note: Applicants are encouraged to enrol initially in the Graduate Diploma of Business (Research) to undertake the academic prerequisite training for potential entry into the PhD program.
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2018: $26,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)
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