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Research degrees

Have you ever wanted to solve a problem or truly understand why something occurs? Studying a research degree at the UniSA Business School may be for you.

A research degree will allow you to challenge yourself, increase your career opportunities, make your ideas public and contribute to society. You will conduct research under the supervision of world-class experts and engage with industry, government, education providers and professions to solve real-world problems.

Home to a wide range of research centres, your research at the UniSA Business School could be influential in areas such as accounting, business, marketing, choice and behaviour modelling, economics, finance, law, management and human resource management, and tourism.

The practical experience gained through a research degree will help you achieve more in all aspects of your career—not only will you gain a deeper understanding of your chosen topic, you will also learn transferable life and employability skills such as project management, high-level writing, public speaking, proposal development and specialist knowledge.

The UniSA Business School offers two types of research programs across a wide range of business-related disciplines: the Masters by Research and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Research degree programs available


Masters by Research

'The quality of teaching staff is excellent and students are challenged and supported to develop a whole range of business skills, as well as contemporary marketing research knowledge.

Emma Nicholls, Master of Research (Business)


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

'I chose UniSA Business School as they offer a wealth of resources and support for PhD candidates, and have strong ties to industry which makes research not only important but relevant.'

Azmiri Mian, PhD Candidate, Human Resource Management



Are you excited by the idea of doing a research degree, but wondering how to support yourself financially? Research degree scholarships enable you to focus on your research without needing to do paid work.

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To learn about scholarships, how to apply and other research student experiences, visit UniSA Research Degrees.