Why study a PhD or MPhil Degree?
The ANU College of Business and Economics conducts world class research. As a PhD or MPhil candidate here, you will be mentored and supervised by some of the world’s brightest minds.
Our academic staff collaborate on research projects with other academic institutions, industry and government. They are at the forefront of global thinking on issues relating to wealth and wellbeing, strong organisations, transformative innovation, and the foundations of academic theory in all of the areas we research.
We offer a vibrant and supportive academic community. As a research-intensive university, ANU has well-developed support services for research students.
Our higher degree research programs – both the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) – offer candidates the opportunity to conduct independent research in their chosen field of study. Candidates build strong research skills, satisfy their quest for knowledge in a particular area, and on completion of their studies often progress to build brilliant careers in academia, public administration and business.
Scholarships are applied for at the time of admission; there is no separate form, just select which scholarships you would like to be assessed for when applying for admission.
The Australian National University offers a range of stipend (living allowance) scholarships for both domestic and international students, and tuition fee scholarships for international students.
The ANU College of Business and Economics is highly supportive of all research endeavours, and this has allowed me to constantly challenge my research potential as a PhD candidate.
PhD refers to the graduate research study of a Doctor of Philosophy program. A PhD program is usually completed over two to four years studying on a full-time basis.
Candidates undertaking a PhD will be asked to submit a thesis of no more than 100,000 words. The thesis must make a substantial contribution to learning and demonstrate a capacity to relate the research done by the candidate to the broader framework of the relevant discipline within which it falls, at the standard internationally recognised for the degree. In some programs, PhD candidates may also be required to complete some graduate level coursework units in addition to their thesis (usually completed during their first year of study).
MPhil refers to the graduate research study of a Master of Philosophy program. A MPhil program is usually completed in one to two years of studying on a full-time basis.
Candidates undertaking a MPhil will be asked to submit a thesis of no more than 60,000 words. In some programs, MPhil candidates may also be required to complete some graduate level coursework units in addition to their thesis.
There are no tuition fees for domestic students (Australian and New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents, and holders of Australian permanent humanitarian visas) enrolling in a higher degree by research for the first time. Their research training costs are met by the Australian government under the Research Training Scheme.
International students are required to pay tuition fees for the duration of their HDR program. For more information see the ANU International Student Fees Schedule.
The ANU College of Business and Economics is offering HDR Fee Remission Scholarships (covers tuition fees up to four years) to all new international PhD students commencing in 2017 who are Honours 1 or equivalent.