Research course

Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management Studies

Bangor University · Bangor Business School

Entry requirements

For PhD: Master's degree; For MPhil: Good honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD programme in the Business School at Bangor has been described by external experts as 'second to none in the UK'. Our role of PhD throughput 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. 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.

Department specialisms

European Banking; Accountancy; Finance; Labour Economics.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Bethan Hamilton-Hine
01248 382644
01248 383228