PhD

Accountancy

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 8.98 k / Year(s) Deadline: Dec 6, 2024
126 place StudyQA ranking:2247 Duration:4 years

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This programme aims to prepare students for careers as faculty members in major universities and as specialists in a research-related capacity in business and industry. The programme focuses on developing research competence at the doctoral level which will enable students to make a substantial original contribution to knowledge in Accounting.

  • Business Research Methods
  • Project
  • Multi-Disciplinary Research Workshop
  • Doctoral Seminar
  • Teaching Students: First Steps

Qualifying/Annual Report Submission

Students must submit a qualifying report within the specified qualified period.  A qualifying report should include a survey of the relevant literature, and identification of a specific research topic, the research methodology and a discussion on possible outcomes.

After the qualifying period, students must submit progress reports on an annual basis until they have submitted the final version of their thesis for oral examination and completed any other academic requirements.

Thesis

Students must submit a thesis for examination by the end of their maximum study period. The thesis examination includes thesis assessment, an oral examination and any other assessment arrangements that may be required by the Panel of Examiners.

Additional Notes

PhD students are required to take a comprehensive examination normally in the summer of Year 2. Its objectives are to test students' knowledge of major subject areas of their research disciplines and their ability to integrate the theories and concepts learned from the taught courses, as well as in analysing cases and solving problems. The minimum duration of the examination is 6 hours, in the form of in-class written, take home or oral examinations.  A written examination must be at least 3 hours.

Requirements

  • Be a current MPhil student in the University who seeks transfer to PhD candidature; or
  • Hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • Hold a taught Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university; or
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree with first class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.
  • Applicants from an institution where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University and individual Colleges and Schools. The University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for research degree programmes is 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computerbased test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR an overall band score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Equivalent qualifications are also acceptable. 
  • Official certificates and transcripts of academic qualifications (Certificates and transcripts that are not in English should be accompanied by a formal certified translation in English.) [Applicants who obtained degrees from institutions that gave degree classification and/or grade point average but are not shown in the certificate or transcript are required to also send copies of any other official documents that indicate their formal degree classification or grade point average.]
  • Certificates of professional qualifications, if applicable (Certificates that are not in English should be accompanied by a formal certified translation in English.) 
  • (In support of the applicant’s publication record, if applicable) the front page of the papers (for papers that have been published) or the letter of acceptance (for papers that have been accepted for publication). [Applicants to the School of Law must also submit a self-assessment (of not more than 400 words) of their publications together with full copies of their best three publications. Where any publication so submitted is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by an abstract in English.]
  • Nominate two academic referees who can comment on their academic performances (proposed supervisor and persons from non-academic circles are normally not acceptable as academic referees). 
  • A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 will be charged for each online application. Settlement of the application fee shall be made via online credit card payment.

Scholarships

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
  • Postgraduate Studentship
  • Research Tuition Scholarship
  • Conference Grant
  • Research Activities Fund
  • Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarships
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