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)
- 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.
- Transcripts/degree certificate
- Two references
- A research proposal (3000 words maximum)
- Name of potential Supervisor
International20400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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