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Accounting and Finance, PhD, MPhil

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

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:

Accounting

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.

Finance

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.

Our aim is to train skilled students who will be able to compete with the best graduates in their future careers.

Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme 

As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD). 

This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.

It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:

  • the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
  • the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
  • the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
  • working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences

All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.

Strathclyde Business School

We offer an excellent academic environment where you can pursue your research degree.

You're required to:

  • attend the Strathclyde Business School Faculty Research Methodology Programme. Though most achieve higher, you need to gain a Certificate level. It's four modules over two to three days each. If you're part time, you'll spread these over two years.
  • attend our Annual Away Day for PhD students. This is combined with the Annual Review, held usually in October/ November.
  • ensure regular meetings and contact with your supervisors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      You can study an MPhil over the course of one year or a PhD over three years.

    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    73

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    14650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14650 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Rest of UK

  • £4,327

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

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