PhDs and research master's degrees

If you’re interested in pursuing a higher degree in economics, the University of Queensland’s School of Economics is one of the largest and most respected departments in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The faculty consists of some of the foremost researchers and accomplished scholars in their specialisation, along with a growing cohort of exceptional junior academics. The School of Economics offers a range of Higher Degree by Research programs that prepare students for success in academia, business and government. 

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.
See the current HDR students, dissertation information and supervisors.
Discover the latest insights from our School of Economics researchers.

Contact us

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

Contact the HDR team