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Accounting, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #43 (QS) Canberra, Australia
The aim of the Accounting 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 dealing with topics including capital markets and disclosures in financial accounting, qualitative field studies in management accounting, and behavioural judgement and decision-making across auditing, financial accounting, and management accounting will be undertaken. 

The programme

This is followed by full-time research culminating in a doctoral thesis.With the Accounting at the University of New South Wales you will enjoy interdisciplinary engagement with a high-quality cohort of research students across the whole Business School. 

There will also be exciting opportunities to work as a research assistant and 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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      only for domestic students

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Business Research
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research Design and Methods
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Design and Methods
  • Applied Econometric Methods
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • Behaviour in Organisations
  • Current Developments in Auditing Research
  • Current Developments in Accounting Research - Financial
  • Current Developments in Accounting Research - Managerial
  • Special Topic in Accounting
  • Seminar in Research Methodology
  • Project Seminar
  • Culture and Emotion
  • Macroeconomic Theory 
  • Microeconometrics
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 001012K

  • 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

    37656 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150640 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


UNSW Support for Category 1 Fellowships (non-ARC/NHMRC)Applicants for non-ARC/NHMRC Fellowships listed on the ACGR (Cat1 Fellowships) may be entitled to Central support to meet salary gaps (where the salary is set a level below the equivalent UNSW rate) and/or where matching funding/co-contribution is a Scheme requirement. Please contact the Director GMO to confirm arrangements. Please note, retrospective funding is NOT available - this applies to submissions in 2014 and onwards.For ARC/NHMRC named Fellowships, EB gaps will be automatically met by Central. The process is managed by the Research Finance Office. Please direct any enquiries to Marie Saparamadu.Category 1 GrantsGrants which are listed on the ACGR are classified as “Category 1” Grants, and are exempt from having to include indirect costs of research. This is indicated next to each scheme below where applicable. For more information on funding categories, see the Higher Education Data Collection category specifications document.

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