Ph. D. On Campus

Accounting and Finance

University of Strathclyde

36 months
16000 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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In the Accounting and Finance programme from the University of Strathclyde, you can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over three years.


The University of Strathclyde provides research training in both Accounting and Finance. We prepare you for a demanding career as:

  • an academic
  • a professional researcher in the financial services sector
  • a manager of business, government and professional organisations

Under specific circumstances and subject to conditions, part-time study can be arranged.

You can study any option in either of our two research areas:


This is an opportunity for you to develop the theoretical competencies required to understand the role of accounting in organisations and society. You'll follow an interdisciplinary approach to the technical and institutional practices that makes accounting a specific social practice. We offer expertise in exploring the sociological, institutional and political approaches in the search for a thesis topic. We also assist with the methods used to produce new knowledge.


You'll develop the theoretical and empirical skills necessary to make a contribution to the latest research in your chosen area. In your first year, you'll work with your supervisor to identify areas of interest and develop an agenda for your PhD thesis.  You're encouraged to consider both theoretical and empirical issues as part of your agenda in consultation with your supervisors. You'll learn to design and carry out research plans based on an understanding of theoretical and methodological issues. 

You're expected to develop the philosophical, technical and ethical awareness required to produce high-quality research.

Programme Structure

We have taken a lead (with Edinburgh University) in providing advanced training to Doctoral Training Centre students across Scotland. From 2013, the two institutions have collaborated to offer three intensive doctoral-level courses:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Accounting
  • Qualitative Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

PhD in Accounting

  • We look for a good Masters degree or first-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in accounting.
  • Qualified and part-qualified accountants with a first degree in social sciences or humanities are also encouraged to apply.
PhD in Finance
  • You'll need a good Masters degree or first class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in finance, economics, accounting or mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.

Rest of UK

  • £4,407

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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