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What will I learn?

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Sydney Business School may be undertaken within all disciplines, or within a research centre, and in association with one of our dynamic research groups.

As part of your progression towards the degree, you will have access to an extensive HDR Curriculum from which you will have to complete 12 credit points worth of coursework units.

Research areas

PhD candidates at the University of Sydney Business School may undertake supervised research with one of the following disciplines or research centres within the school:

Discipline of Accounting

Discipline of Business Analytics

Discipline of Business Information Systems

Discipline of Business Law

Discipline of Finance

Discipline of International Business

Discipline of Marketing

Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.

Graduate opportunities

Through the completion of a PhD, students gain deeper understanding of a subject area and develop analytical, problem solving, communication and project management skills. These skills are highly valued by prospective employers. PhD graduates may pursue careers in industry, academia and research organisations.

Which department am I in?

The University of Sydney Business School

CRICOS

000704A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$50,000.00 (27,20,348) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $50,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

To be confirmed

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for a PhD, you need to demonstrate sufficient prior research experience and capability. In most cases, you will have either: a bachelor's degree with first or upper second class honours or a master's degree performed at a high academic standard, and which includes a substantial component of research; an equivalent qualification that demonstrates research experience, excellence and capability. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing.

For international students

Admission to a research degree in the University of Sydney Business School is very competitive. You need to have completed an Australian honours (or equivalent) or a postgraduate degree with outstanding results (at least 80%) in order to be considered for an offer.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 22 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 61 in each band

Application deadline: 31 October for Semester 1 and 15 March for semester 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

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