PhDs and research master's degrees

Are you looking to pursue a career in academia or in specialist consultancy? Push forward the boundaries of knowledge in your field and work alongside some of the world’s best researchers.

The Business School offers two internationally recognised postgraduate qualification programs, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) as higher degree by research (HDR) options. Our programs give you the opportunity to develop analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field of business. Each of these programs will require you to undertake a research project and produce a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an internationally recognised graduate research program that will enable you to become an independent researcher. 

Find out more about the PhD program

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

As an MPhil student you’ll be working alongside leading academics on an original and significant research project of your choice.

Find out more about the MPhil program

Begin your research journey

First, check your eligibility for a research degree by visiting the relevant program page.

Before you apply, you'll need to either:

  • find a researcher to supervise your own research project and apply for a scholarship, or
  • join one of our funded projects with scholarship support.

Discover the latest UQ Business School research insights and find out more about the innovative projects you could get involved with.

Contact us

Our team is available to answer any questions you might have about our PhD and MPhil programs.

Contact the HDR team