Higher Degrees by Research

The School of Economics has a strong research record and offers a supportive and collegial learning environment that enables research students to receive individualised attention and interact closely with academic staff.

All higher degree research students are supervised to ensure the highest quality research outcome that is internationally competitive, including our own staff, supervisors from other Faculties within the University and experts from other universities in Australia and abroad.

The program

Our Economics research students will, in general, devote part of their first year to satisfying the core component of the Structured Program. This Program must be completed by all students enrolled in higher degrees by research. It includes participation in the graduate student colloquium, the preparation and presentation of a thesis proposal and meeting certain coursework requirements. (It is the coursework requirements that mean that most students must commence their studies in February of each year.)

The remaining time will be devoted primarily to independent research leading to the thesis but will encompass the development component of the Structured Program. This development component will include continued participation in the colloquium and attendance at the School of Economics research workshops and seminars. Our students come from all corners of the globe. Many are scholarship recipients, including the China Scholarship Council – University of Adelaide joint postgraduate scholarship.

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