Our Accounting and Finance subject group is one of the largest in the Business School, with approximately 50 academic colleagues providing high quality teaching and research, and a range of research centres and networks which create real-world influence in business, government, and the public sector.

The programme offers credited research training for those researching an accounting topic, such as the applications of accounting in society and the historical methods and strategies used by those practising in the profession. Supported by experts within the field, you will have the opportunity to develop a doctoral thesis based on original and relevant research.

PhD with Integrated Study in Accounting at a glance

  • Study over four years full time, with an additional 'writing-up' year available to all
  • During your first year, undertake 180 credits of taught courses designed to train you in the theory and methods necessary to conduct high-quality research
  • Access numerous database subscriptions to support your research, such as Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Datastream, Eikon, Morningstar Direct, SNL Financial, and Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) which features, among others, access to Boardex, Compustat, CRSP, and Sustainalytics data
  • Support and access to a wide range of professional and personal development opportunities during your studies
  • We encourage our students to aim higher, presenting papers at prestigious conferences and submit articles for publication
Entry requirements

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Entry requirements
Programme overview

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Structure and outcomes
Fees and living expenses

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Programme costs
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