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Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Studies, PhD/MPhil

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Bangor, United Kingdom
The PhD programme in the Business School at Bangor has been described by external experts as ’second to none in the UK’. The Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Studies programme is offered by the Bangor University.
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Our role of PhD throughput is amongst the highest in the UK and we have ESRC recognition for our research training (MA to PhD) in Banking and Finance. 

Our current and recent PhD students are a lively and friendly community.

The Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Studies programme is offered by the Bangor University.

 Their areas of research interest are as diverse and interesting as their backgrounds.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The University will accept applications throughout the year. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      PhD: 3 years full-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas

Accounting and Finance with specialisations in:

  • Impression Management
  • Corporate Narrative Reporting
  • Corporate social and environmental reporting
  • Organisational Legitimacy
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Earnings quality
  • Accounting Policy choice
  • Earnings Management
  • International Cross listings
  • Accounting History
  • Asset Pricing
  • Monetary Policy

Banking with specialisations in:

  • Credit risk and credit ratings
  • Market Microstructure
  • Investment Management
  • Risk
  • Depositary Institutions
  • Appropriation of computer technology
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • International Banking
  • Banking and Development
  • Financial Exclusion
  • Emerging Markets
  • European Sovereign Debt Crisis
  • Regulation

Economics with specialisations in:

  • Financial Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Macroeconomic Modelling
  • Micro-econometrics
  • Public economics
  • International Trade
  • Banking Markets.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

For PhD: Master's degree in a relevant subject. Normally, a distinction in your Masters Degree is a requirement.

For MPhil: First or upper-second class degree in a relevant subject, such as economics, finance, accounting, business or management.

If your native language is not English, you must provide satisfactory evidence that you have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (with no individual score lower than 6.5)
  • Pearson PTE: 67 (with no individual score lower than 62)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced/Proficiency: 185 (with no individual score lower than 176).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bangor

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Country Scholarship

  • Up to £12,000
  • Bangladesh; Cameroon; Colombia; Egypt; Ghana; Nigeria; Pakistan; Thailand; Turkey; Vietnam

PRONABEC Scholarship                                                                               

  • Full fee waiver & monthly stipend  
  • Peru

Bangor International Scholarships

  • Up to £4,000
  • All countries

Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount

  • £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship
  • All countries

China Scholarship Council

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • China

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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