A higher degree by research differs from other postgraduate degrees in that at least two-thirds of the study program must involve research. Although some coursework units may be required, the main part of your work will be in the form of a thesis written under the guidance of a supervisor and associate supervisor(s).
Your thesis must, in the opinion of the examiners, be a substantial original contribution to the knowledge or understanding of any field through the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas. It must also demonstrate your capacity to conceive, design and complete independent research. The Economics and Finance program is offered at Curtin University .
Why research at Curtin
Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally.
Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.
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- Independently plan a significant investigation into a topic of relevance to the Economics, Finance or Property disciplines; develop a conceptual rationale for the conduct of specific research and demonstrate a substantial contribution to the understanding of the field of study
- Evaluate research design, methodologies, methods and findings from different perspectives; logically argue a case for a particular research approach
- Independently access, interpret and synthesise research; examine and evaluate an Economic, Finance or Property related issue and identify aspects for further research
- Effectively communicate research approaches and findings through both verbal and written means with consideration of the audience
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- 48 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Finance View 8 other PhDs in Economics in Australia
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At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
- You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
- A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
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International36400 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 36400 AUD per year during 48 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.