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Accounting, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #271 (QS) ,
The Department of Accounting, which sits in the Deakin Business School at Deakin University, seeks intellectually curious doctoral applicants with a strong academic track record who are interested in undertaking rigorous, theory-advancing research. 


The Department of Accounting at Deakin University is particularly interested in applicants who would like to conduct research in the following areas:

  • financial contracts
  • corporate governance
  • capital markets
  • financial institutions
  • law and enforcement
  • political economy
  • different forms of organisations, such as public companies, for-profit private firms (SMEs) and not-for-profit entities (charities).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Philosophy of Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Applicants must:

  • hold an an honours or master’s degree in a discipline appropriate to the proposed area of study
  • have received an HD in a sizeable honours or master's-level research thesis
  • have an HD average across at least four honours or master's-level coursework units -this must include several research methods units.
  • CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Tuition fee (domestic): $0 (Government-funded fee waiver)

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Deakin Business School is proud to offer full scholarships to outstanding applicants seeking to undertake doctoral research in the School. These scholarships cover tuition fees and provide a stipend to cover living expenses.

All successful applicants also receive access to the following support:

  • up to $8000 to support research activities, including conference attendance
  • up to $2000 to facilitate post-PhD placement in an academic institution
  • up to $1500 to support international relocation
  • up to $4000 to incentivise and reward publishing research in top academic journals.

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