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University of Melbourne - Melbourne Business School, Faculty of Business and Economics

The University of Melbourne is ranked 1st in Australia and 38th in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2018). It is the first Australian university to reach the top 40. The University of Melbourne is ranked 6th globally for graduate employability in the QS World University Rankings 2019.

Top reasons to study here 

  • RESEARCH EXCELLENCE: Our reputation for ground-breaking research excellence is outstanding, with the University of Melbourne ranked 16th globally for Accounting and Finance, 20th globally for Social Sciences and Management, 20th globally for Business and Management Studies and 24thglobally for Economics and Econometrics in 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject.
  • COURSE STRUCTURE: Our 5-year doctoral program structure features very small student-to-staff ratios that guarantees a highly collaborative and collegial learning environment, our student body is a diverse community of scholars from across the world who undertake two years of rigorous coursework to prepare them for their subsequent thesis research projects.
  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT: All PhD students receive full fee waiver, a stipend of AUD$30,000 per year for living expenses, AUD$10,000 for research expenses, teaching and tutoring opportunities which are paid handsomely, as well as other travel grants to study abroad and attend conferences.

  • RESEARCH COLLABORATION: Through our worldwide partner institutions and research institute networks, doctoral students are able to undertake exchange opportunities at leading institutions to further their research and interdisciplinary interests; each student is given a AUD$10,000 research travel fund to spend across their PhD candidature on conference, laboratory and archival research trips, and departments offer generous teaching assistantship and research assistantship opportunities.
  • JOB PLACEMENT: A strong research focus and our programs prepare you to embark on a successful career in academia, industry, and government. 
  • PLACE: Melbourne is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city consistently voted Australia’s 'most liveable city' and one of the ‘happiest cities’ in the world according to the 2019 Time Out Index Survey.

We encourage you to visit our discipline specific websites (see below) to learn about the exciting, rich, and diverse research environment that we have created to help you embark on your successful research journey.   


Actuarial studies


Decision, Risk and Finance





The Faculty houses leading research centres and institutions such as the Centre for Workplace Leadership, the Centre for Market Design and the Melbourne Institute, which has been powering social and economic change for over 50 years.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: AU$30,000 to AU$33,000
£16,404 to £18,044.40 converted salary* stipend per year.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Expires: 13th September 2019
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