Accounting and Finance
The degree includes research training, directed study and a thesis. The first year of the PhD programme consists of 10 assessed modules, plus a preliminary research project that will contribute to your final thesis. Progression to years 2 and 3 of the programme is contingent on your 1st year performance. The thesis aims to develop researchers for positions as academic teachers and researchers in leading universities, or intellectually and technically demanding roles in business and the public sector. You will learn specialist skills and develop insights necessary to become productive researchers of international standard, as well as gaining a wide scholarly perspective on finance, accounting and other management areas. We emphasise communication and presentation skills, which are absolutely necessary for effective dissemination of research and teaching. The University is a member of the North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). As part of this initiative our accounting and finance students take research training modules offered by Manchester University on a reciprocal basis. This permits students to take more specialised courses closer to their specific research interests. Suitable candidates interested in conducting research in any of our main areas of academic specialisation are invited to apply for the PhD programme.
A Masters degree with 70 per cent overall and 70 per cent in the dissertation element is required. In exceptional circumstances, an upper 2nd Class Honours degree with relevant research experience. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score is often required for non-UK qualifications. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS score 7.0, with no element less than 6.0.
Modules include: Accounting theory; finance theory; qualitative research methods; quantitative techniques; research methodology.
Assessment is by original research and thesis.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,620 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Lancaster University||Lancaster||LA1 4YW||North West|