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Taxation and Business Law, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #43 (QS) Canberra, Australia
The aim of the Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales is to train you with the skills to identify, analyse and solve problems using original academic research in this field.
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Rigorous coursework will be undertaken dealing with a range of research methods, and the theoretical foundations of tax policy or business law policy and regulation. This is followed by full-time research culminating in a doctoral thesis.

The programme

With the Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales You will be involved in research projects from an early stage and enjoy the interdisciplinary engagement with a high-quality cohort of research students across the whole Business School. There will also be exciting opportunities to develop your teaching portfolio.

Ultimately, your PhD thesis will showcase your research skills and contributions your research makes to knowledge by offering original insights into the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      The Part-time option is available only for domestic students.

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Taxation of Corporations 
  • Asia Pacific Tax Regimes 
  • Taxation of Trusts 
  • Tax Litigation 
  • Taxation of Corporate Finance 
  • International Tax: Anti-Avoidance 
  • Taxation of Superannuation 
  • Taxation of Capital Gains 
  • Intellectual Property for Business
  • Consolidations and Group Structures 
  • Principles of Australian International Taxation 
  • E-Business and the Law 
  • Goods and Services Tax: Design and Structure 
  • Principles of Goods and Services Tax Law 
  • Legal Environment of Asian Business 
  • Taxation of Employee Remuneration 
  • Taxation and Investment Regulation in China 
  • Taxation Strategies in Financial Planning 
  • International Tax: Design and Structure 
  • Principles of Revenue Administration 
  • Competitive Business and Legal Strategies 
  • Double Tax Agreements 
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds Law 
  • Comparative Tax Systems 
  • Principles of Tax Transfer Pricing 
  • Taxation Law 
  • Taxation of Property Transactions 
  • Corporate Law, Tax and Strategy 
  • Business Law in a Global Economy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 053853E

  • Video clip:  Applicants need to prepare a short video (max 5 minutes) introducing themselves and why they want to be a part of the program.
  • Statement of research interests
  • Electronic transcripts
  • Grading systems
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • GTE/Financial Declaration Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37970 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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