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