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Accounting, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #173 (QS) Belfast, United Kingdom
The Accounting programme at Queen's University Belfast is energetic and continuously strives for excellence in teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from accounting change to accounting education, and from performance measurement to financial accounting, using both quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
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Overview

Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in accounting. 

Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. 

Students from the Accounting programme at Queen's University Belfast also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).

Career Prospects

The School has a proven track-record of placing its PhD graduates in tenure-track research and teaching posts at top universities in the UK and elsewhere.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Associated Research:
  • Accounting and performance measurement in multinational companies
  • Accounting quality and corporate governance
  • Accruals accounting in public sector organisations
  • Ethics and accounting education
  • Governance in charities
  • Management/accounting change in the public sector

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second 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

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Belfast

  • 561 - 890 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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