The PhD by Practice Based Research (PBR) provides you with an opportunity to conduct high-impact doctoral research. You’ll be flanked by high-calibre peers and expert guidance from academic supervisors. Our research offering means you can innovate with brilliant minds from sectors as diverse as Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Finance and many more.
A collegial, supportive environment
Our Community of Practice model develops enduring relationships within our communities, creating a rich environment to pursue PhD research informed by social and economic priorities.
The PhD by PBR is designed to support you at every stage of your research journey. You’ll stay connected to your peers throughout your research and gain ongoing support and feedback opportunities.Your supervision panel is comprised of leading research academics based at Swinburne. The expert guidance of your supervisors complements your peer support and ensures you have the one-on-one attention you need to navigate each step of your PhD.
Swinburne Open Day
It's your opportunity to see Swinburne up close. Speak to academics, hear about postgrad projects and glimpse your future. Come to Hawthorn, Sunday 28 July. Plan my Open Day
6-8 years part time
Hawthorn (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
This was the next natural step for me as a practitioner in my field. I really enjoy combining my practice and part-time PhD research. It’s the ultimate experience at Swinburne; they recognise the value that practice makes to research.
Helena, Career Transition Researcher
Doctor of Philosophy (Business – Practise Based Research)