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Postgraduate Research Studies

The University of Sydney Business School is an internationally recognised leader in the creation and dissemination of knowledge for today's business leaders. The postgraduate research studies programs are designed to advance this mission through training the next generation of researchers.

The Postgraduate Research Programs in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School focus on preparing students to undertake original scholarly research. Graduates of the Program often pursue careers in academic or research and policy institutions or apply their research as practitioners. While the MPhil degree can be taken as a terminal degree, it is most commonly used as a steppingstone for those wishing to pursue a PhD but lacking the required undergraduate honours or master's thesis requirement.

The Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies offers the following research degrees:

Please contact the Business School Research Unit in the first instance for enquiries about your eligibility.

The Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies (WOS) currently has over 30 PhD and MPhil students. Entry to the programs is determined by the Business School Research Unit.

The Business School also offers generous Research Training Program stipends.

Academics in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies are actively involved in research covering a variety of areas. These include:

  • Organisation behaviour
  • Work and labour markets
  • Human resource management
  • Employment relations
  • Strategy and change
  • Leadership and sustainability
  • Organisations and communication
  • Gender and diversity at work
  • Global mobility, migration and work

Candidates seeking PhD or MPhil supervisors in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies are advised to read the home pages of WOS Academics to ascertain their specific research areas and expertise. This information is available on the WOS homepage and requests for further information can be made to the Research Coordinator Diane van den Broek.