Find out more about the learning outcomes for the PhD with Integrated Study in Accounting, and the training and development courses available to you as a student.

Learning outcomes

By successfully completing our PhD with Integrated Study in Accounting, you will be able to:

  • Produce an original piece of work which makes a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, the field of accounting
  • Demonstrate an exceptional knowledge of the field of accounting and relevant literature
  • Present the results of your research in a critical and scholarly way
  • Produce material worthy of publication

Training and development

Our doctoral students work closely with their supervisory team, and are offered top-level training opportunities throughout their studies.

Research towards a PhD in with Integrated Study Accounting is underpinned and supported by our doctoral training programme. A large number of seminars and workshops delivered by eminent experts from around the world will be available throughout the year, providing ample opportunity for advanced learning and networking.

During your first year of study you will undertake 180 credits of taught courses to build your research skills and the knowledge required for your area of study.

You will be guided by your supervisors and the Research Support Office on which courses are most appropriate, and how to join.


Course Code Course Name Semester Credits
CMSE11494 Introduction to Research in Business 1 20
CMSE11618 Theories and Philosophies in Research on Business and Management 1 20
CMSE11442 Supervised Reading: Refining the Proposal 2 20
CMSE11635 Academic Paper Development Summer 60
Compulsory to take one of the following two courses. The other can be chosen as an optional course.
CMSE11312 Qualitative Research 2 20
CMSE11524 Quantitative Methods for Business Scholars 2 20
Recommended optional courses
PGSP12002 Advanced Research Design and Methods 2 20
PGSP11110 Analysing Qualitative Data 2 20
CMSE11389 Applications of Econometrics 2 20
SCIL11009 Core Quantitative Data Analysis 1 and 2 1 20
PGSP11017 Explanation and Understanding in Social and Political Research 2 20
CMSE11388 Foundations of Econometrics 1 20
PGSP11321 Intermediate Inferential Statistics: Testing and Modelling 2 20
PGSP11188 Qualitative Methods and Ethnographic Fieldwork 2 20
CMSE11636 Researching as a Team: Co-authored Research Project 2 20
PGSP11016 Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection 1 20
BUST11231 Supervised Reading: Literature Review 1 or 2 20
CMSE11443 Supervised Reading: Methods 1 1 or 2 20
CMSE11444 Supervised Reading: Methods 2 1 or 2 20
CMSE11620 Supervised Reading: Reflecting on Research 1 or 2 20

Full programme details can be found on the University degree programme tables website.

PhD with Integrated Study in Accounting degree programme table