Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Accounting in The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

Campus: Hamilton

Duration: 1.5 years

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee:  $28,675 – $37,710 per year

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The program is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a course of administrated research which investigates a topic of substance and significance.

The degree is considered than other Masters degrees. It is a research degree introduced to recognise an original addition to skills on the originality and importance of the PhD thesis. However, it is predetermined that MPhil thesis be the product of only one year of full-time research and the original addition to knowledge will therefore be less than would be expected in a PhD thesis.


Accounting is pathway to working with customers to help them make their industry more successful, and lower their exposure to financial risk. With accounting you’ll learn the skills you need to become a business adviser and make planned financial decisions for industries. A degree in accounting can help you in all kinds of industries, such as agribusiness, manufacturing or entertainment.

Accountants have attractive salaries and are in need both in New Zealand and overseas. They work in high-level management roles where skills in financial control, decision making, legal compliance and leadership are essential.

In this course, you’ll learn how to prepare financial records to satisfy with professional reporting standards, and have an understanding of commercial and taxation laws that apply to businesses.

Career Outcomes:

  • Auditor
  • Business consultant
  • Chief financial officer
  • Company accountant
  • Financial accountant/controller
  • Management accountant
  • Tax accountant
    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Candidate must have done graduation.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0

    Speaking, Reading, Writing and listening score required is 6.0

    1. TOEFL Score of 90 is required
    2. PTE required score is 65

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