How to apply

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Taxation & Business Law, you will need to receive an Invitation to Apply from the School of Accounting, Auditing & Taxation's Postgraduate Research Coordinator in charge of Admissions.


About the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Taxation & Business Law

UNSW’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Taxation & Business Law (program code 1535) will prepare you to become a globally focused and socially engaged research leader.

You'll be joining a cohort of high-achieving research students in tackling modern-day challenges at the forefront of Accounting, working alongside leaders in the field (ranked 43rd in the world, QS Word University Rankings 2022). This is your opportunity to become integrated into the UNSW Business School's community of scholars.

  • Your PhD thesis will set you on the path to a career in a premier research institution, anywhere in the world. Throughout your research degree, you’ll also have many opportunities to develop your teaching portfolio.

    Beyond academia, there is also significant demand in the private and public sectors for people with deep knowledge and sound research and analytical skills*.

    Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in academia, or take your research skills out to industry, a PhD in Risk & Actuarial Studies from UNSW will get you there.

    *Source: 2019 Advancing Australia’s Knowledge Economy Report

Degree type

Postgraduate Research


4 years full-time, 5-8 years part-time

Commencing terms

Term 1 – February

Program code


Delivery mode

On Campus

Domestic / International



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