PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 27.2 k / Year(s) Deadline: Dec 15, 2024
160 place StudyQA ranking:2726 Duration:4 years

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The UTS Business School PhD comprises three stages. Stage 1 focuses on skills acquisition and development (including formal coursework), and Stage 2 continues this process into the development of a dissertation topic as well as at least one other joint research project. Stage 3 is focused on completion of the dissertation. All PhD candidates are supervised by a committee of at least three academics, with one of those often being from another discipline to the one in which the candidate is based.

Candidates are required to complete a thesis of approximately 50,000–70,000 words. Candidates may also be required to undertake some coursework in research methods and/or theoretical knowledge in the core fields of study. During their candidature, students' progress is monitored via assessments and regular progress reports.

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised master's by research or bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1), or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.
  • Previous qualifications must be in business or a related discipline. Each applicant is required, prior to application, to contact the Business School well ahead of the closing date for applications for a pre-assessment.
  • Applicants are also required to submit a brief thesis proposal or statement of research interest with their application.
  • The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 23; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190
  • Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)

Each year, the Australian Government Department of Industry provides a number of International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) to eligible candidates. These scholarships allow students of exceptional research promise to undertake full-time postgraduate study in Australian universities.

Value:

The IPRS covers the annual tuition fees in a Doctoral or Masters Degree by research, as well as covering the cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the awardee and their dependants. The duration of a full-time scholarship is 3 years for a PhD candidate and 2 years for a Masters candidate.

The IPRS is extremely competitive and only a few are awarded per year.

UTS Business School Doctoral Scholarships

The UTS Business School offers full-time PhD scholarships for study in any one of the School's six research areas: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management; Marketing; or Health Economics.

The scholarships are allocated on the basis of the terms and conditions specified by UTS and the Business School.

Value:

Each scholarship comprises an annual tax-free stipend at the level of an Australian Postgraduate Award.

The scholarships are for a period of three years and are subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship may be supplemented by a limited amount of teaching and/or research assistant activity within the Business School.

UTS:INSEARCH Doctoral Scholarships

With the generous support of UTS:INSEARCH, the UTS Business School offers one full-time PhD scholarship a year for study in any one of the School's six research areas: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management; Marketing; or Health Economics.

Value:

This scholarship comprises an annual tax-free stipend at the level of an Australian Postgraduate Award.

One new scholarship is normally awarded each year. The scholarships are for a period of three years and are subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship may be supplemented by a limited amount of teaching and/or research assistant activity within the Business School.

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