Accounting and Finance PhD - 2019 Entry
Full time 4 Year(s)
Do you want to join a quadruple-accredited, world-ranked Management School? We are the UK’s most research-intensive business school according to the latest Research Excellence Framework. Our programme will provide you with the skills to become outstanding researchers who can thrive in the world’s leading business schools.
Our internationally-respected PhD programme takes place in a friendly international community. Our department includes editors of leading journals with academics operating an open-door policy for our doctoral students. You will also have access to cutting-edge databases, scientific computing facilities, IT support, dedicated office space, workshops, conferences and a vibrant seminar series.
Our Accountancy research strengths lie in Financial Reporting, Bank Accounting and Regulation, Corporate Governance and Auditing, and Sustainable Accounting. In Finance, our research specialisms are Banking and Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, and Financial Econometrics. You will also gain international experience by visiting a leading US school.
During your PhD, you will complete a portfolio of courses and seminars covering accounting and finance theory, econometric and statistical methods and research methodology. You will then research and write a thesis on a topic that you are passionate about. Two subject experts will offer detailed supervision to ensure it will contribute new knowledge to the academic community.
In addition to your thesis, an oral examination will form an integral part of the assessment of your doctoral research. Full-time studentships are available for exceptional candidates with outstanding results in their undergraduate and Masters degrees.
Key InformationEntry requirements: A relevant Masters degree with the distinction level performance both overall and in the dissertation element. In exceptional circumstances, an upper second class honours degree with relevant research experience is accepted. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score is often required for non-UK qualifications. Strong analytical and quantitative skills. IELTS: 7.5 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding. Further information: For more information please see our website
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