PhD Accounting

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Accountancy
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Accountancy
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD Accounting
Programme Code: P3PA3Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 96969

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.

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Curriculum

Admission Requirements

A candidate who is in possession of an accounting orientated master's qualification on NQF level 9 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively, any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on NQF level 9, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.

Selection Process

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