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Accounting, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Geelong, Australia
The Accounting program at Deakin University is designed to prepare PhD students for successful careers in academia, industry, or government. 
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Overview

The Department of Accounting at Deakin University is calling for expressions of interest from exceptional candidates who would like to conduct research into one of the following areas:

  • organisational governance and accountability
  • auditing and assurance services
  • financial and non-financial reporting
  • the financial implications of political connections.

We’re seeking applicants who have completed a prior research degree with an 80% average, and who want to be part of a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment supported by world class facilities. 

Key facts:

Deakin Business School is a top eight business school in Australia, and our Accounting department is ranked 112th in the world and 3rd in Australia in the latest BYU rankings. The PhD program is supported by experienced researchers with an excellent track record of publishing in top journals in the discipline, including:

  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Journal of Accounting Research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 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:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    94

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Having an appropriate qualification is only one factor in the decision to offer PhD candidature – other factors include the availability of supervision, the alignment of the proposed research project with University and Faculty strategic goals, and the quality of other PhD applicants. However, at a minimum, all successful applicants will have typically completed a:

  • Research project in a related area of study, including a thesis which is equivalent to at least 25% of a year’s full-time study at Level 8 or 9* of the Australian Qualifications Framework and with mark for that project equivalent to a Deakin grade of 80% or higher, OR
  • Masters Degree (Research) in a related area of study.
CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31600 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Geelong

  • 1000 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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