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Ph.D. On Campus

Accounting and Financial Management

University of Portsmouth

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Explore our pre-approved Accounting PhD projects, learn more about our MPhil and other research degrees, and find out how to join the thriving research community at the University of Portsmouth.

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Overview

If you're ready to embark on a postgraduate research degree in Accounting, Portsmouth is the perfect place for you.

Our accounting research has an excellent reputation. 100% of our research in the area of business and management, which included accounting, was ranked as either outstanding or as having very considerable impact in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Many of our research projects are funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Accounting plays an integral role in the stability and development of global economies and financial markets. Through proper oversight and management, accounting can help prevent repeats of the devastating financial crises seen in recent decades.

When you do a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play your part in investigating how pressing topics in accounting affect people and organisations all over the world.

Research degrees

Find out about our PhD, MPhil, and PhD by Publication opportunities in Accounting below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree.

PhD by Publication

A PhD by publication is a postgraduate research degree based on research you've already undertaken and had published (excluding self-publishing) before registering with us.

Eligible research outputs include peer-reviewed academic papers, complete books or chapters in anthologies, and other materials accepted for publication, exhibited or performed. You'll have to submit these materials for examination between 6-12 months after registering with us.

Support and facilities

When you join us, you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.

You'll have access to the Portsmouth Business School, where you can work with experts with extensive industry experience. You'll also use the latest resources and computing facilities – including our Bloomberg Suite, where you'll have access to data from Bloomberg, Datastream, and S&P Global, and use the latest statistical software, including Stata, Matlab, EViews and SPSS Statistics.

What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?

Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.

Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to impressive positions in a variety of fields – with many of our PhD students going on to work as full-time academics at the University, and at other leading institutions around the world, including:

  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (Egypt)
  • Tianjin University of Commerce (China)
  • King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia)
  • The University of Durham (UK)
  • The University of Southampton (UK)

Programme Structure

Current research

Explore the work we're doing across the 4 areas of expertise in our Accounting research.

  • Applied accounting and financial management
  • Accounting history
  • Forensic accounting, management control and governance
  • Accounting education

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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February; October

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirements for a PhD, or MPhil include a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.
  • If English is not your first language, you'll need English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
  • Exemptions apply to those applicants who have studied in the UK, and to applicants with a degree whose medium of instruction is English.

Tuition Fee

  • Home/EU full-time: £4,407 p/a
  • Home/EU part-time: £2,204 p/a
  • International full-time: £15,100 p/a
  • International part-time: £7,550 p/a
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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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.

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