Up to three PhD scholarships are offered per year in Accounting and/or Finance. Any area of study will be considered within these disciplines.
Deadline: 17th April 2017
Nationality Criteria: All Countries
Value: £14,500 + tuition fees (UK/EU and overseas)
The major areas of interest in current staff research are as follows:
- Accounting for charities
- Accounting and consumer society
- Accounting narratives
- Accounting and popular culture
- Accounting regulation
- Accounting, strategy, and information technologies
- Financial accounting
- Healthcare and social care accounting and accountability
- History of accounting and calculative practices
- Management accounting, governance and control
- Management controls for major programmes & projects
- Market-based accounting research
- Social studies of accounting and accountability
- The accounting profession
Business and climate change:
- Benchmarking carbon performance
- Carbon accounting
- Carbon markets & low carbon investment
- Risk management
- Behavioural finance
- Capital market anomalies
- Corporate finance
- Corporate governance
- Corporate pension risk analysis
- Econometrics of financial markets
- Empirical asset pricing
- Equity valuation
- Energy finance
- Institutional setting for IPO markets and underpricing of IPOs
- Market microstructure; high frequency trading
Applicants should have:
- A postgraduate master's degree from an accredited institution in the UK or overseas with evidence of above-average academic achievement (more than 65% overall in your Masters) and a postgraduate master's dissertation with distinction (UK equivalent). MBA or master's students without a dissertation are welcome to apply and should provide evidence of distinction level (UK equivalent). Your official transcript and grading scheme must be provided when you submit your application.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall, or the equivalent from our approved list of certificates.
The award will be for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, at the following rates:
- European Union candidates: standard EU tuition fee plus maintenance fee of £14,500 per year
- Non-European Union candidates: standard non-EU tuition fee plus maintenance fee of £14,500 per year
Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to our teaching programmes during their second and third years of the scholarship.
How to apply
You must submit your online application for the PhD programme by the scholarship closing date.
Your personal statement in the online application will be considered as your scholarship application.
Award announcement date
Applications should be made by 17th April 2017. Shortlisted candidates should expect to attend an interview either in person or on the telephone or via Skype, or to have been interviewed already by a potential supervisor.
Recipients of the scholarships are usually announced approximately on 10 May.