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PhD Scholarships in Accounting and Finance

Any area of study will be considered within the Accounting and/or Finance disciplines.

Deadline: 16th April 2018

Nationality Criteria: All Countries

Value: Anticipated £14,500 + 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.

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 £14,500 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. Please note you will not be able to access the scholarship application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd, our web-based information portal.

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name (UUN) and password. If you require assistance, please see the University's Student Systems support pages or contact our Admissions team at phd@business-school.ed.ac.uk


Award announcement date

Shortlisted candidates should expect to attend an interview either in person, on the telephone or via Skype, or to have been interviewed already by a potential supervisor.

Recipients of the scholarships are expected to be announced after 30 April.


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