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We recruit the finest calibre PhD students of all backgrounds from across the world.
We strive to attain the highest level of academic excellence in teaching and research in pursuit of our goal of producing graduates and researchers who reflect the institution's high-quality standards with distinction and honour. As an international research and academic training institute, we are proud to host excellent research students from a wide range of nationalities.
Our department focuses exclusively on full-time, intensive 4-year PhD programmes in both Accounting and Finance so we don't currently offer distance-learning or part-time opportunities. Every year we take up to ten new PhD candidates, who are immersed in our research activities and enjoy networking opportunities and the chance to attend a range of workshops and conferences. We provide an excellent research environment for our doctoral researchers, including dedicated office space, access to many specialised datasets and databases, as well as scientific computing facilities and IT support.
The first step towards your PhD is to find potential research areas that match your interests and the research interests of our faculty. Before you submit your application, please review the research interests of our academics to find a synergy with your own proposed topic area. We do not expect you to contact potential supervisors before submitting your application.
"Throughout my PhD I discussed and debated research thinking with my supervisors, who are excellent and outstanding scholars."
Chi-Hsiou Hung, PhD Accounting & Finance, 2004
During your first year, you will be required to complete modules including accounting and finance theory, econometric and statistical methods and research methodology. Explore our module listings in the tabs below and in the Phd Accounting & Finance Handbook 2017-18. You will also have access to a range of leading databases.
Below is an overview of the modules you will study in your first year:
Below is an overview of the modules you will study in your first year.
These seminars are open to PhD students from all programmes, with two compulsory seminars in the first term. All PhD students are strongly encouraged to attend the seminars that you think will aid your study.
Throughout your studies, you will have access to a wide range of leading databases and other resources to enhance your learning. These include our department-based databases, and those based in our library.
We offer a range of funding opportunities and studentships through Lancaster University, UK research councils and various other organisations. For more details, please visit our Apply for PhD page.
PhD Accounting & Finance, 2016
PhD Accounting & Finance, 2014
PhD Accounting and Finance, 2013