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Finance and Accounting (London campus), Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (QS) ,
Our Finance and Accounting PhD programme in London aims to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. You will gain skills to succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment and to open greater depth to your professional and personal life.

About

We organise our research into 15 research centres and groups. Each centre involves externally funded research and international collaborations. Our doctoral students are also actively involved in these groups. Researchers in accounting mainly cluster around two main areas:

  • governance and ethics
  • accounting history.

The Accounting, Governance and Accountability (AGA) research group undertakes research projects unified by the overarching theme of accountability. We have enjoyed recent funding support from a number of external bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Specific areas of research expertise include:

  • corporate reporting
  • business ethics
  • corporate philanthropy
  • social and environmental accounting
  • sustainability and social measurement
  • third sector accountability
  • accounting history,

There are opportunities for you to study in any of these disciplines.

Our strong community of PhD students, includes home and international candidates, and a number of strong and active international links.

Networking opportunities

Throughout the academic year, the School holds a number of events on campus to which all students are invited. Events are topical, co-presented with experts in the City. The sessions provide a great opportunity for you to network with national and multinational organisations, alumni and peers.

You will be supervised by a member of the Newcastle University London team. In most cases you will also receive co-supervision from a member of the Newcastle University Business School team. This is to ensure that you gain the benefit of our staff expertise from both campuses.

Facilities:

Newcastle University London is an industry immersive campus at the heart of the City of London.  It brings the research active environment of a Russell Group University and creates a community of scholars that believe and practice the civic values of Newcastle University.  Newcastle University London is well placed in the capital to facilitate collaborative links between business and industry across the City, and the policy makers within Westminster.

Our facilities provide:

  • a Research Hub with hot-desks, secure storage areas, a quiet space for study, and an on-site Research Co-ordinator
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including breakout spaces at the campus
  • lecture theatres and seminar rooms, all providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a Learning Resource Centre with physical and digital resources, and links to those at Newcastle University
  • a contemporary café.

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA) 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course, but funding deadlines may apply.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate reporting
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate philanthropy
  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Sustainability and social measurement
  • Third sector accountability
  • Accounting history

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 2:1 honours degree and a merit master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
  • If you don't have a master's degree there is a wide range of courses for you to choose from in Newcastle University Business School.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4350 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
EU
  • Full time: £4,350
  • Part time: £2,175
International
  • Full time: £16,500

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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