Accounting, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15100
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Queen's University Belfast ,
The accounting group is energetic and continuously strives for excellence in teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from accounting change to accounting education, and from performance measurement to financial accounting, using both quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The group has a particular interest in public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in accounting. Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Particular research strengths include:

  • Accounting and performance measurement in multinational companies
  • Accounting quality and corporate governance
  • Accruals accounting in public sector organisations
  • Ethics and accounting education
  • Governance in charities
  • Management/accounting change in the public sector
  • Performance measurement/management in charities
  • Performance measurement/management in public sector organisations
  • Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Short-termism and corporate governance
  • Use of the case study approach in accounting education

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Academic Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University)

and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation or research project (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

Applicants who hold a UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) may be considered if they hold a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with the results stipulated above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). Evidence of relevant professional experience and/or attendance at interview may be required in such cases.

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on their International Students website.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 7.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information:

English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level

Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15100 International

Funding

Department for Employment and Learning (DEL)

Studentships funded by DEL are offered in a wide range of subject areas across all Faculties and Schools. DEL Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology (CAST) postgraduate research studentships are for specific research projects in collaboration with an industrial sponsor.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

A number of EPSRC research studentships may be available for research in eligible areas. Details will be advertised via the Graduate School.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

A number of studentships may be available for research degrees in arts and humanities subject areas. Details of the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership and AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Celtic Languages will be advertised by The Graduate School and on the relevant Faculty/School website.

Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS)

A number of studentships may be available for the upcoming academic year. These will be awarded for research into the technological and societal aspects of cybersecurity.

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