Are you ready to become the real deal?

When it comes to increasing humanity’s stock of knowledge, PhDs are the real deal. To complete the PhD is to contribute original knowledge to your field for the benefit of humanity.

We’re training the next generation of researchers

The PhD in Business and Law is a rigorous, three-year program producing high quality researchers who can pursue academic or high-end research careers in industry or government. We keep the program small, so that close student-faculty collaboration and personalised support are integral to your studies.

Join one of Australia’s leading research schools

When you join our PhD program, you join one of the top research schools in Australia. Both Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School achieved an “above world class” performance rating in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation. Our staff frequently publish in elite international journals ensuring a high quality of research supervision.

Make a difference with your PhD

We provide unique professional development and 1:1 career support to prepare you for both academic and non-academic careers. You’ll become capable of working both in research and applied contexts.

About you

These are the qualities we look for when we select candidates for our PhD program:

  • Strong interest in developing new knowledge and conducting rigorous research
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research in an Honours or Master-level program
  • Excellent English communication skills.

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