Accounting, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13350
    Tuition (Year)
    4200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This three-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop new insight into accounting and accountability processes with a view to influencing policy and practice. The programme is open to those who have previous experience in academic research in Accounting.

About

You can follow a traditional thesis approach, where you write a dissertation providing a complete and systematic account of your research. Alternatively, you may produce a “three paper” thesis, where you create three research articles, framed by an introduction and conclusion. Our supervisors will support you to submit these papers to conferences and for publication in international journals, so you can begin to build you international research portfolio well before graduation.

Throughout the programme, you are encouraged to reflect on contemporary problems facing the world of accounting.

You study at Essex Business School (EBS), world-renowned for research on governance, the impact of auditing and the effect of accounting practices in a globalised world. As one of the few centres of Excellence for Critical Accounting Practices, we explore alternative aspects of accounting through a social science lens. We champion issues such as responsible management, sustainability and global development, business ethics and social responsibility, producing cutting-edge research that aims to make organisations better places to do business. Essex Business School is home to cutting-edge researchers, such as Emeritus Professor Prem Sikka, who is regularly cited in the national and international media.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Essex is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Essex offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

They are recognised for being at the forefront of research in:

  • business ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • organisation studies
  • leadership and strategy
  • finance and banking
  • risk management
  • international management

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

They normally require a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. You must also submit a well-developed research proposal as part of your application.

If you don’t have a Masters, our four-year integrated PhD (or 1+3), allows you to spend your first year studying at Masters level in order to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to start your independent research in year two. This option is not available to all programmes, so please contact us for more information.

You may be required to attend an interview/Skype interview and acceptance onto our programmes is subject to research expertise in our department.

If English is not your first language, you must meet IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13350 International
  • GBP 4200 EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.