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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting

Key information

Level of study:
Doctoral Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 - 4 years
Start date: 24-February-2020
Campus:
Wellington Campus
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Course details

Summary

Massey’s Doctor of Philosophy is a prestigious research qualification essential for a rewarding academic career in any research institution or university. It’s the highest supervised degree Massey University offers.

To do a PhD you need to have a passion for your subject, and pursue it to the limit.

The degree is awarded for a thesis that demonstrates the candidate's ability to carry out independent and original research that provides a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study.

Candidates can complete a thesis with publications or a monograph, depending on the supervisor’s advice. The programme is expected to be completed within three to four years full-time.

Opportunities for research and career development

PhD candidates can access the UK Vitae platform which is a world leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. Massey is the only New Zealand university that subscribes to Vitae.

We support and provide training for all candidates to participate in the annual university 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition and offer lucrative prize money for the winners.

Workshops to hone your skills

Massey offers a wide range of workshops to PhD candidates.

  • Graduate Research School - develop your research skills from project management to writing a research funding application.
  • The Centre for Teaching and Learning - improve your study skills with writing support workshops.
  • Massey Library - develop as a researcher, including learning strategies for getting published and data management.

Accessible lecturers and supervisors

Massey University academic staff provide quality and caring supervision and are easily accessible. We limit our PhD enrolments to high-achieving candidates, so you’ll receive close attention and regular interaction with staff. You’ll have at least two supervisors, allowing you to benefit from a range of expertise.

Great connections and facilities

Massey has close relationships with leading research organisations worldwide, and we regularly host visiting researchers and experts in many fields.

You’ll have access to excellent research facilities and equipment, and benefit from Massey’s connections with industry.

Regular feedback and support

Start your research journey as part of the Massey researcher community. We place a strong emphasis on pastoral care and creating social networks.

The School of Accountancy is a quality provider of accounting and business law education and research. School of Accountancy staff are engaged in a wide range of research of international standing. We encourage applied research and scholarship in the pursuit of academic excellence, and reward outstanding achievements. We place a high priority on support and resourcing for research by emphasising publication in quality journals, presentation of research papers at international conferences and identifying and nurturing emerging areas of research.

Accountancy Research areas are: Accounting education; Conventional financial accounting; Financial accounting and reporting; Governance including auditing; Management accounting; Multidisciplinary topics; Public sector accountability; Sector-based reporting; Taxation.

Entry criteria

Enrolment for a PhD is available to candidates who have completed a Bachelors or Masters degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division I), or those who hold comparable qualifications.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

Course variations

24-February-2020 - Auckland Campus

Campus:
Auckland Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 - 4 years
Start date: 24-February-2020
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24-February-2020 - Massey University

Campus:
Massey University
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 - 4 years
Start date: 24-February-2020
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