2 years (full-time) or up to 4 years (part-time)
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Entry Requirements

The PhD is the highest degree offered by the School of Accounting and Commercial Law. It is by thesis only, and is restricted to areas where appropriate supervision is available.


The PhD consists of an individual course of supervised research (minimum of two years full-time and up to four years part-time with a maximum of five years). At the end of this time the candidate submits a thesis constituting a significant contribution to the body of knowledge in the subject area chosen.


The thesis is then assessed by three examiners and this may be followed by an oral examination. Detailed PhD statutes can be found in the University Calendar.


The Faculty of Graduate Research (FGR) provides the first port of call for all students interested in enrolling in a PhD at Victoria. The Faculty website www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr provides application forms, details of available funding, application dates, and answers to a host of questions. The FGR continues to provide support to PhD students throughout their studies at Victoria.