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Up to three fully funded scholarships are available for a topic in the Accounting and Finance area.

Eligibility

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 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

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. We recommend you follow the scholarship application guidance.

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.

Apply via MyEd


Important Point to Note

Please be aware that two academic references are required in support of the scholarship application. If your PhD programme application includes two academic references, these will be used to meet this requirement. If not, these will be requested by the School.


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.


Further Information

Email the PhD Team

Anticipated £14,500 + tuition fees (UK/EU and Overseas)
All Countries
phd@business-school.ed.ac.uk