Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Studies (MPhil), Ph. D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)


The role of Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Studies (PhD/MPhil) at Bangor University through put is amongst the highest in the UK. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Accounting and Finance within the Business School has been rated as the best in the UK for the quality of research conducted by its staff, and we also have ESRC recognition for our research training (MA to PhD) in Banking and Finance.

The current and recent PhD students are a lively and friendly community. Their areas of research interest are as diverse and interesting as their backgrounds.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Duration 36 months
  • 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

Business and Management Studies with specialisations in:

  • Business History
  • Human Resource Development
  • Marketing
  • Employee Voice
  • Employment Relations
  • Employment Regulation
  • Impact of change
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • E-business
  • E-marketing
  • Data Protection
  • Communication
  • Knowledge Transfer/Management
  • Organisational Management

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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 (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic 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 Per Year

  • GBP 14500 International


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