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Accounting and Finance, Ph.D.

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  • 48 months
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Overview

The Adam Smith Business School places a strong emphasis on the development of valuable transferable and personal development skills, such as finance-oriented computer programming, presentation and professional writing skills.

As a PhD student in Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow, you will have opportunities to:

  • present and discuss your work in progress with colleagues and staff members
  • present and discuss your work in progress with staff members in other Scottish Universities through the Scottish Doctoral Colloquium
  • present your work in national or international conferences (usually at later stages of the PhD process)
  • attend the Wards research seminars
  • benefit from the College of Social Sciences Graduate School Research Training programme
  • complete a PhD research class that looks at a variety of topics such as the use of Stata and Minitab, case studies and various approaches to accounting research
  • attend research training on key literature (either solely on accounting or finance or a combination of accounting and finance empirical literature)
  • attend research training on necessary software programmes assisting you in your research (e.g., Nvivo, Stata)
  • attend research training on qualitative and/or quantitative techniques, with a focus on accounting and finance (econometrics in particular)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

In the first year, students will normally study a number of chosen courses in Accounting and Finance, which will develop their quantitative and qualitative research skills as well as their knowledge of accounting and finance research literature and methodologies. 

An appropriate programme of study is devised for each student in consultation with the director of the programme and the candidate’s supervisor. Students will also work with their supervisors to develop their PhD research proposal into a fully operational research plan. 

At the end of this period, the candidate presents a fully developed thesis proposal to the Thesis Committee. This committee is responsible for approving the student’s research proposal, over-seeing and guiding the student’s research progress.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent), with a significant component in Accounting and Finance.

Your proposed research topic should be in an area in which supervision can be offered. You may therefore find it helpful to consider the current research interests of our staff before submitting an application.

Required documentation

Applicants should submit:

  • Transcripts/degree certificate 
  • Two references
  • A research proposal (3000 words maximum)
  • CV
  • Name of potential Supervisor

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17620 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

A 10% discount is available to University of Glasgow alumni. This includes graduates and those who have completed a Junior Year Abroad, Exchange programme or International Summer School at the University of Glasgow. The discount is applied at registration for students who are not in receipt of another discount or scholarship funded by the University. No additional application is required.

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