Higher Degrees By Research

The Adelaide Business School offers research degrees at both the masters and doctorate levels: the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

Our programs are benchmarked with other Go8 universities, and our international collaborations in research (UNESCO and OECD reports, TIMSS and PISA studies) introduce broader issues into our theory and practice of education.

If you are interested in accounting, finance and banking, management, marketing or entrepreneurship, then consider furthering your research career with us.

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Janin Hetzen

Janin Hetzen

"I came across a scholarship opportunity at the University of Adelaide, I knew I had to apply. The fact that I am writing this here shows that I did get rewarded for 'going for it'. The scholarship was the first and probably most important reason as to why I chose to study at the University of Adelaide. I found great supervisors who shared my research vision and excitement -  they supported me in my decisions and guided me."

Janin Hetzen, Master of Philosophy (Marketing) - focused on mobile apps and getting young Australians more engaged with their Superannuation.

 

Your application

If you are interested in applying for a MPhil or PhD with the Adelaide Business School, please fill out our expression of interest (EOI) form*. We look forward to receiving and assessing your expression of interest, ensuring you qualify before proceeding to the next step.

Scholarship opportunities are available for domestic and international applicants. For more information, please visit the Adelaide Graduate Centre.

*Please note that this is not an official application form.

HDR expression of interest

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For our further assessment of your application, please provide us with the following documents:

Detailed CV (which includes information on your prior research training)

One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf doc docx.

Research proposal (no more than 5,000 words and properly referenced)

One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf doc docx.

A copy of English language test results (international applicants only)

One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf doc docx.

Comprehensive summary of your Bachelor and/or Masters thesis (in a 1000 words) if your thesis was written in a language other than English

One file only.
20 MB limit.
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Transcripts of your Bachelor and/or Master studies

One file only.
20 MB limit.
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Desired

Letter of motivation

(Explain why you intend to enrol in an MPhil/PhD program, what are your future plans after graduation with a PhD, why you intend to apply at the University of Adelaide, why you think you are well qualified for a MPhil/PhD candidature, among other aspects)

One file only.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf doc docx.

Two letters of academic reference (referee needs to be a permanent faculty member)

Maximum 2 files.
20 MB limit.
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List/attach soft copies of publications and conference papers and/or your best 1-2 unpublished working papers (in English)

Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
20 MB limit.
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Please indicate below how you intend to cover the costs of your MPhil/PhD training