Higher Degree Research

Higher Degree Research in the IIT encompasses a diverse range of topics and disciplines, including basic and applied research addressing contemporary trade issues and informing trade policy discussions.

Teacher and student

IIT offers research degrees at both the masters and doctorate levels: the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). PhD students from a variety of disciplines, including trade, development studies, economics, business and law, have studied for higher degrees within the IIT. Here they have played a critical role in the development of our rich multidisciplinary research environment.

Browse Research Programmes

Your application

If you are interested in applying for a PhD with the IIT, please first familiarise yourself with the University’s requirements on how to apply. Here you will find relevant steps you must adhere to prior to and during application, as well as useful material pertaining to scholarships, legal, and regulatory arrangements. You should ensure you will qualify before you proceed to the next step, to fill out our expression of interest (EOI) form.  

The minimum requirement for entry to an IIT PhD for students with a Masters degree is the equivalent of 12 units of research, or approximately one third of your Master’s degree credit . Other considerations include your grade point average, English language scores (for international students), and your prospective fit with our research programmes as well as associated availability of supervisors. You also need to pay particular attention to how your studies would be funded. If you plan to apply for scholarships, please familiarise yourself with the various schemes and options, as well as your eligibility and prospects for success, prior to completing our EOI.

If you are interested in becoming a research student, please register your interest below:

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