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 2016

Nationality Criteria: All Countries

Value: £14,000 + tuition fees (UK/EU and overseas)


Eligibility

The major areas of interest in current staff research are as follows:

Accounting:

  • 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

Finance:

  • Banking
  • 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.

Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to our teaching programmes during their second and third years of the scholarship.

Check the PhD entry requirements for an approved list of English language certificates.


Award

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 £14,000 per year
  • Non-European Union candidates: standard non-EU tuition fee plus maintenance fee of £14,000 per year

How to apply

  1. Download our scholarship covering letter template
  2. Complete the downloaded covering letter explaining your reasons for applying and why you are the ideal person to receive this scholarship.
  3. A research plan
  4. Your CV
  5. Two academic referees
  6. Email your completed covering letter, stating your full name and UUN in your email, to phd@business-school.ed.ac.uk

Deadline

Applications should be made by 17th April 2016. 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 10 May.