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Higher Degree by Research

Higher Degree by Research students are central to the research activities of the neXus Research Centre in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law. We offer a full range of HDR courses including Research Masters, Professional Doctorates and a PhD. We offer these courses in different formats to suit research backgrounds and in different locations such as in Singapore. Full details can be found below. 

We want to work with exciting research that is issue driven. The neXus Research Centre provides HDR students with research mentoring throughout the course of their study, to ensure a well-grounded, quality thesis and to provide relevant professional guidance. The benefit of the neXus for HDR students is that they are able to participate in neXus events and build a strong network with the Faculty, partners, communities and other stakeholders

The neXus Research Centre at the Faculty of Business, Government and Law currently offer Doctoral programmes and Masters by Research programmes.

Doctoral Programmes

The Faculty offers two kinds of doctoral programmes (both are recognised as Level 10, AQF qualifications). They are differentiated based on research experience and the nature of the contribution to knowledge.

We offer a PhD where the thesis contributes to knowledge, by focusing on developing literatures, theory and/or methodology; 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

We offer a Professional Doctorate, where the thesis is well-grounded in literature, theory and/or methodology but contributes to developing professional practice. This tends to suit candidates with a strong professional background interested in combining some coursework studies and research foundations with a thesis that is 25-30% smaller than the PhD. The Faculty of Business, Government & Law offers three Professional Doctorates:

  • Professional Doctorate in Public Administration (Research) (DPA)
  • Professional Doctorate in Business Administration (Research) (DBA)
  • Professional Doctorate in Legal Science (Research) (SJD)

Masters by Research Programmes

We offer a range of Masters by thesis. We work with you to develop an in-depth grounding in research foundations before you write a substantive thesis;   

  • Master of Arts in Government (Research)
  • Master of Arts in Tourism (Research)
  • Master of Business (Research)
  • Master of Law (Research)

A comprehensive list of Coursework Programmes and Research Courses can be found in the link below.

Business, Government & Law Postgraduate Courses